Antique Faience Beer Stein Schrezheim Factory with Floral Bouquet c. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the early 1800s.
The stein was made in the factory of Schrezheim - one of the largest faience factory in Germany. The stein is made from traditional Schrezheim reddish clay and glazed with white tin glaze. It was then painted by one of the factory decorators who created a beautiful picture of a bouquet of flowers - a very common subject for Schrezheim decoration.Schrezheim was very famous in late 1700s to early 1800s for it's faience work and also for the best quality pewter lids. It was the longest lasting factory - most of the faience production factories were shut in early 1800s due to the competiton from emerging stoneware industrialized production and cheaper glass production. But the Schrezheim factory lasted well into the late 1850s - early 1860s. The pewter mountings consist of a pewter lid with five-ring closed style hinge and the foot ring. The lid is engraved with the original owner's initials A. The stein is in a very good condition for the faience piece this old. There is no chips, cracks or hairlines - it's quite rare for faience. Theres some glaze loss on the handle and no other issues with the body. The lid is slightly bent. It is large and impressive, standing 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: ssome glaze loss, bent lid - otherwise excellent. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
The item "Antique German Faience Beer Stein Schrezheim Factory with Floral Bouquet c. 1820s" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.