Antique German HR Hauber & Reuther Porcelain Beer Stein #217 Etched Cavalier Drinking c. Description: This old stein was made by Hauber & Reuther (HR) manufacturing company. The steins produced by HR are ones of the most collectible and desirable for the excellent quality and also rarity.
The stein is made of porcelain with etched decorations - the same technique that made Mettlach so famous, but in porcelain. Hauber and Reuther made some of their steins in different materials - the same stein could be made of pottery, stoneware or porcelain, the latest being more rare and more labor-intensive. It depicts a tavern scene with a cavalier in Renaissance clothes drinking and smoking a pipe. This is a so-called Historismus style, very popular in late 1800s. People liked to see a connection with the tradition, even when they were just having a good time.
The inscription reads: Fröhlicher Zecher leere den Becher. Cheerful drinker empty the glass. Nice heavy ornate pewter lid.
Mold number 217, 8.5 to the top of the thumblift, 0.5 L capacity. Excellent flawless condition - collector's dream. The item "Antique German HR Hauber & Reuther Porcelain Beer Stein #217 Etched c.1890" is in sale since Saturday, March 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in California. This item can be shipped worldwide.