Antique Mettlach Villeroy & Boch. Beer Stein 2716 ½ L Drinkers with Saying c 1900s Germany. This is a ½ Liter antique stein made by Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach Germany around 1900. It is marked 2716 Drinkers with Saying. The stein is the characteristic Villeroy & Boch style of the etched body and hand-painted with a detailed tavern scene.This is the original German version with the writing in German and the etched/hand-painted insert in the pewter lid (the American/English version has all-pewter lid). The text reads Beim Essen soll mans Trinken nicht vergessen, und stets zum trinken einen guten Bissen essen. When you eat, dont forget to drink, and always when drinking, eat something good. This stein comes from a well-cared for collection and is in very good condition for a 120-year-old piece - there are no cracks, chips or crazing.
It does show some wear in the normal places and the pewter has a nice patina. I have not cleaned it (other than a dusting with a soft cloth). The stein is 9 tall to the top of the decorative thumb lift and 4 at the base.
Please read description and see photographs for more details. This would make a fantastic addition to your collection!
From a smoke free home. The item "Antique Mettlach Villeroy Boch German Beer Stein 2716 Drinkers With Saying c1900" is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 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.