It was made for a barrel maker who was very proud of his occupation. The steins of this sort were quite expensive at the time and could be compared with regimental or reservist family of collectible antique beer steins. The stein was made around 1880 - 1890 of hard porcelain with enameled art and ornate pewter lid. It is decorated with a scene of a large barrel-making shop and inscripted with the owner's name "Karl Leisse". The inscription on top reads.
Eher soll die Welt verderben als vor Durst ein Kuefer sterben! The world should come to an end before a barrel maker should die of thirst! The inscription on the sides states. Hoch lebe das edle Handwerk der Kuefer! Long live the noble craft of barrel maker!
The stein has a lithophane - a picture in the bottom that you can only see through light - showing a man flirting with a maid. Great heavy cast pewter lid with an Eagle for the finial. The inscription on the lid says.Roh beim Bier, das lob ich mir" - "Happy with my beer, I praise myself. The stein is in excellent condition - there are no chips, cracks or lithophane crazing. The stein is 10.5 tall to the top of the finial, 0.5L capacity. I guarantee my description and dating!
Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Porcelain Beer Stein Occupational Barrel Maker withLitho c. 1890" is in sale since Monday, October 14, 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.