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 medallion shows the words "Zum Andenken" - "For the memory" and a two-handle cup, the symbol of friendship. The stein was a friendship gift - maybe a birthday one, the beer steins were very expensive at the time and considered perfect gifts for majot occasions that would stay with people through all their lives. There is an inscription that reads: Gesundheit, Freude, Heil und Segen, sey von der Vorsicht Dir geschenckt, dir eile schon das Gluck entjegen. Was sich dein Herz kaum winscht und Denkt. " The Google translator gave me this for the translation: " Health, joy, salvation and blessing, be of the prudence given to you, hurry your happiness.
What your heart hardly wins and thinks. The top of the lid is engraved with initials F. The stein is in in very good condition - it has some very minimal dings but no damage whatsoever - a rare condition for beer steins this old. Good natural patina, slightly uneven. I guarantee my decription and dating - the stein is at least from 1840 - everything is original including the engraving.I have been collecting beer steins for many years and I can stand behind my words. The stein large and impressive, it stands 11 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity.
Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840" is in sale since Friday, March 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in California. This item can be shipped worldwide.