1526/601, by Villeroy and Boch, entitled "Gnomes". The stein depicts a gnome apparently clinging to the barrel, with another gnome attempting to pull him away. The German phrase on the stein translates to One gnome is sipping from the barrel. He likes it quite a lot.
No matter how much the other one pulls on him, he cannot get him off. The stein measures 6 3/8 tall to the top of the pewter thumb lift. The stein has no chips, cracks, hairlines or pewter damage, but there is a dark spot on the inside bottom of the stein and on the bottom, potentially from someone placing a lighted cigar or cigarette inside the stein, which heated the glaze and caused the dark area. For anyone collecting German beer steins or interested in German steins, I would highly recommend joining SCI, as you will receive publications and can communicate with members from all over the world about steins.
There are also past publications online, where you can research steins through a number of scholarly articles. Please contact with any questions. The item "Antique Mettlach 1/2L German Beer Stein #1526/601 Gnomes" is in sale since Friday, December 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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