Antique German Villeroy/Boch Mettlach Etched Tapestry Beer Stein #1662 c. 1885
Antique German Villeroy and Boch Mettlach Etched Tapestry Beer Stein #1662 c. Description: This beautiful stein was produced by Villeroy and Boch in Mettlach over 100 years ago. This is so-called "tapestry" stein - a stein with a decoration inside an applied tapestry-like window. It was a large and important part of Mettlach beer stein production. Tapestry steins generally have an etched raised panel, a pewter lid, and a verse etched into a relief banner located on the rear of the stein under the handle The design of the stein was made by Christian Worth - one of the most famous Mettlach artists. It shows a blacksmith raising a beer stein. He is wearing a heavy apron used to shield his clothing from the sparks that come from hammering red hot metal. In his belt are a hammer for shaping the metal and a pair of tongs for holding the metal while it is being shaped. Apparently, the stein was dedicated to the blacksmith occupation.
The inscription on the back reads: Wer nicht liebt, trinkt und singt, es nie zu wahren Freude bringt. " "Who does not love, drink and sing will never achieve true happiness.
The stein is fully marked at the bottom with Mettlach tower mark, mold number 1662 and 85 for the year of production of 1885. The stein is in excellent flawless condition. It is 6.5 tall to the top of the thumblift. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Villeroy/Boch Mettlach Etched Tapestry Beer Stein #1662 c.
1885" is in sale since Thursday, June 21, 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.