The stein is a wonderful blue color with cream, red and gilt highlights throughout. The stein has wonderful large characters in period Renaissance clothing. On the right panel is a man playing bagpipes and another playing the flute with a woman playing a large upright bass. The man in the central image, in jester type clothing appears to be trying to steal a kiss from the barmaid carrying two handfuls of steins. On the left side is a dancing couple and a man playing an upright stringed instrument with a bow.
The inlay lid has musical notes on it. 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. 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 Strolling Musicians #2094 Mint" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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