Antique German Jugendstil Beer Stein by B. Description: Great stein in Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) style.Classical saltglazed stoneware with enameled decorations. Designed by Franz Ringer - he was the most famous Jugendstil artist and designer who actually created this style - inspired by Jugendstill/Art Nouveau historically stylized in early 1800s aesthetics called Biedermeier. A prominent painter and sculptor from Munich, he also created many well-known beer steins for Marzi and Remy, Villeroy and Boch Mettlach, Reinhold Merkelbach and many others.
The front picture is showing a typical Biedermeier German gentlman kissing a waitress with a large beer stein. Unfortunately, the incription below is written in some form of Bavarian dialect of Germanan I was unable to translate. The stein is signed with the famous Franz Ringer signature "FR". The signature faded out with time, but it is still visible. The lid is pewter designed as well in this specific Jugendstil style with a heart-shaped medallion on the top engraved with the presentation inscription: "Hermann Stepp s/l Burgermeister".
This somehow connects to student culture but it is hard to say exactly how. Marked on the bottom with Gez.
Geschutzt" patent mark and "B. Mark that stands for Brothers Thannhauser Munich - a well known ceramics decoration company in Munich circa the beginning of 1900s.
The stein is in excellent condition with some minimal age-related wear. This is a rare design - some F. Ringer designes were more common, this one shows up less frequently. It is 7 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The item "Antique German Jugendstil Beer Stein Stoneware by B. 1905" is in sale since Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 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.