The stein has the four suits for German playing cards of bells, hearts, leaves, and acorns. The phrase on the stein translates to Whether you have a loss or a win, accept both with lightheartedness. The lid features a pottery inlay depicting hops buds and the pewter thumb lift is in the form of a pig within a shield looking upward at the playing card suits and the word "Prosit" at the top.The bottom of the stein features the Mettlach abbey mark and the date code of "97" for 1897. The edges of the lid are engraved for a club and dated 1910. The stein measures approximately 8 1/4 tall to the top of the pewter thumb lift. There are no chips, cracks, or hairlines. The pewter lid is slightly bent down around the sides near the connection of the tang, and there is a slight tear on each side of the lid, visible from the inside on either side of the tang. 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 German Cards #1394 1897 Inlay Lid" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "cyberianhuskylover" and is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.