Antique German Character Beer Stein - Nun - Porcelaine with Lithophane c. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in a shape of an object or person. They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in a shape of a happy smiling nun.H er head forms the lid. Made of porcelain with a great lithyophane in the bottom showing a Tyrolean dance.
The pewter on the lid is engraved with a presentation inscription and dated 1895. This nun stein is well-known within the beer stein collectors community. It was once suggested that this stein was made by August Saeltzer, but most recent research disproved it. It is now positevely determined that these porcelain monks and nuns were made by Eduard Kick in Amberg. The nun character steins are relatively rare - there were many differ ent monk steins made by various manufacturers in the late 1800 s - early 1900s but only few nuns.Excellent flawless condition - no chips, cracks or other damage. It is 7 tall, 0,5L capacity. The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Nun Porcelain with Lithopane c.
1890s" is in sale since Sunday, March 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.