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Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s

Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s
Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s
Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s
Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s
Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s

Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s    Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s
Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug w/Horse Thumblift c. Description: This very interesting beer stein was made in mid- 19th century, about 1870s. It is made in a very traditional style of grey stoneware - plain and undecorated - with massive pewter lid and a foot ring. This is a very traditional beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from mid-1600s to the late-1800s. It is usually called in Germany "Walzenkrug" or "cylindrical" stein. The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of 18th century.

The lid is massive pewter with a porcelain hand-painted inlay and ornate figural thumblift in the form of a horse head - typical late Bied ermeier style of the mid-1800s. The owner was most likely a horse care professional. The hinge is a five-ring open type, this type of the thumblifts appear in the 1870s.

The stein is in excellent for the age condition - there are no chips, cracks or even hairlines. The lid is sitting pretty tight.

There are some clay impurities in the body but these are original due to the manual pre-industrial production. The lid show some minor age-related scuffle marks. The stein is standing 10 to the top of the thumblift, 1 L capacity.

Title: Early German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug w/ Horse Thumblift c. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.

The item "Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s" is in sale since Saturday, April 18, 2020. 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.


Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s    Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug Horse Thumblift c1870s