Antique German Westerwald Etched/Incised Stoneware Beer Stein Birnkrug c. Description: The stein presented was made around the late 1700s - about 1780 - 1790s. It is a very traditional type of serving beer steins or "master steins" with bulbous form called "Birnkrug" or "pear-shaped steins". The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware decorated with a beautiful etched and incised into the body floral patterns.
This was done with several kinds of wooden sticks when the clay was still soft. It is also glazed with cobalt -blue glaze The lid is pewter with hollow ball thumblift. This form of thumblift was most common throughout the 1700s. Large five-ring closed hinge connected to the lip ring - great excellent quality pewter work. The lid is engraved with initials M.The stein is in excellent condition - there are no chips, cracks or repairs. There are some impurities and minor manufacturing glitches: glaze spills, etc.
It's a little rough pre-industrial production. But no damage or repairs. This is actually quite a rare occurance - the conditions like this in 200 + year old beer stein are scarce.It is 10.5 to the top of the thumblift, about 1 L capacity. I guarantee my dating and description! Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Etched/Incised Beer Stein Birnkrug c. 1790s" is in sale since Sunday, July 11, 2021.
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.