The stein is a wonderful blue color with cream, red and gilt highlights throughout. The stein is attributed to Mettlach designer, Otto Hupp, who designed among others the Mettlach book steins and the famed St. Florian stein with the dragon handle. The German words on the stein translate to Where there is signing, remain there.
Evil people have no songs. The lid features in pottery etched inlay and the pewter thumb lift is in the form of a lyre with musical score. The bottom of the stein features the Mettlach abbey mark and the date code of "94" for 1894.
The stein measures approximately 7 3/4 tall to the top of the pewter thumb lift. It is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines or pewter damage. 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.
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The item "Antique Mettlach 1/2L German Beer Stein In Praise of Song #2097 Mint 1894" 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, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, 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.