Antique Mettlach Villeroy Boch German Beer Stein 2005 Table Companions 1/2L 1891
Antique Mettlach Villeroy & Boch Beer Stein 2005 ½L Old German Table Companions Germany 1891. This is a beautifully etched stein by Villeroy and Boch in Mettlach, Germany in 1891. The scene depicts two couples enjoying a meal together. It is signed by H. (full name is unknown) on the side near the handle. On the side are inscribed Gut essen und trinken ist besser dem schminken - To eat and drink well is better than to put on make-up. The hexagram on the lid inlay, often mistaken to be the Jewish Star of David, is actually a German brewing symbol seen frequently on beer steins produced through the early 20th century. Its accompanied by the words Wohl bekomms To your health. On the bottom, it has the standard Mettlach Abby mark along with the Villeroy and Boch mark.
Below is GEGEN NACHBILDUNG GESCHÜTZT protected against copying and the mold # 2005. It also has 12 quality control and 91 year code 1891. The stein measures 7'' to the top of the lid and 8-1/2 to the thump lift x 4'' Diameter. This stein has been well-cared for and is in very good condition for a 130-year-old piece - there are no cracks, chips or crazing. It does show some wear in the normal places and the pewter.
Lid has a beautiful patina. I have not cleaned this more than a dusting with a soft cloth. This would make a fantastic addition to your collection! From a smoke free home. The item "Antique Mettlach Villeroy Boch German Beer Stein 2005 Table Companions 1/2L 1891" is in sale since Friday, September 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "smyates1" and is located in Herndon, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Antique Beer Stein
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Theme: Breweriana, Beer
- Object Type: Lidded Stein
- Brand: Villeroy & Boch
- Country/Region: Germany