Antique German Character Beer Stein - Nun - Porcelaine w/Rare Lithophane dated 1887. 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 lithophane in the bottom. Most of the lithos in the bottom of the steins were made from the same patterns - we see the same lithophanes on many different steins.This one is quite rare - it shows a family happily playing with a newborn baby. It looks like it was copied from a well-know at the time painting and quite possibly was a special order litho for a newborn celebration present. The pewter on the lid is engraved with a presentation inscription and dated 1887. 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. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Nun Porcelain withRare Lithopane dat.
1887" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. 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, New York.
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