Antique German Large Pottery Beer Stein Hand Painted Tavern Scene c. Description: This very interesting beer stein was made in the late-1890s - early 1900s It is made in a very traditional style of tan pottery - plain with no relief decorations - with a massive pewter lid.
This is a very traditional beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from the mid-1600s to mid-1800s. It is usually called in Germany "Walzenkrug" or "cylindrical" stein. The steins of this particular shape and size are called "Masskrug" referring to the old German measure "Mass" that equals approximately 1 liter or two pints.
The stein is quite unusual for the traditional Masskruge - it is handpainted with enamel, fired and glazed. Hand-painted steins are quite rare, most of the steins of this kind are decorated with transfers. The handpainted scene shows a gentleman in Renaissance military clothes drinking in a tavern, with a maid coming to him with more brew. The stein is in excellent for the age condition - there are no chips, cracks or even hairlines. There is no damage or repairs.The lid is sitting pretty tight. There are some minot dings on the lid but they are consistent with the age-related wear. Please note - I guarantee my description and dating. The stein is large and impressive, standing 9.5 to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Large Pottery Beer Stein Hand Pianted Tavern Scene c. 1900" is in sale since Friday, March 1, 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.