It shows all the features of South German faience - the straight top the foot ring sitting on the flared-out bottom. The stein is made with the hard and strong glaze that covers all the body including the bottom - close to creamware.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 German faience decorations and slightly different for every factory. The Amberg factory was established in 1759. It was producing faience from 1759 till 1795 when it switched to stoneware.
The Amberg faience was very close to British creamware - it was fired before glazed, then again after glaze and the third time after being painted. 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 M. The bottom of the stein is incised with Amberg factory mark. The stein is in very good almost excellent condition for the faience piece this old. There is no chips, cracks or hairlines - it's quite rare for faience. There is some minor glaze wear on the handle and no other issues. The lid is in excellent condition and sitting tight. It is large and impressive, standing 9.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: minor glaze wear, bent lid - otherwise excellent.
Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique German Faience Beer Stein with Floral Bouquet Amberg Factory late-1700s" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 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.