Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dated 1804. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany in the early 1800s.
It is a so-called "Walzenkrug" - a cylindrical form beer drinking vessel that was very popular in the 1700s - early 1800s. The thumblift is a hollow ball - please note that the hollow balls for the thumblift are a very good sign of authenticity. They never made solid balls for the thumblift before 1830 - 1840 and there are no repros with hollow balls - I guess it is very hard to reproduce.
The form of the base and the lid is usually associated with Saxonian pewter tradition. The stein is beautifully engraved in front and on the sides.The front is engraved with a long presentation inscription that I could not fully understand. It looks like the stein was a gift to a good friend, and the last words ask for God's blessings.
An engraved picture under the inscription shows a man in a hat with a traveling stick. The lid is engraved with initials E. Please note - this is the actual date, the stein was made on or before this date. The inside of the lid shows pewterer's mark dated 1708. Unfortunately, I do not have the reference material to identify it.All I can tell - it is definitely Saxonian. The date on the mark is the date of the pewterer's house establishment. However, it may suggest that the stein was made long before 1804 and was engraved later on a special order. The stein is in a very good condition - it has some minor dings and scratches, but there is no major dents, damages or repairs I guarantee my descriptions and dating - the stein is at least from 1804 - everything is original including the engraving.
I have been collecting beer steins for many years and I can stand behind my words. The stein is 9 tall, 1L capacity.
Title: Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Wlazenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The item "Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1804" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.