German Beer Stein

Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840

Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840
Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840
Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840
Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840
Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840

Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840    Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840
Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dated 1840. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany in the first half of 1800s. It is a so-called "Walzenkrug" - a cylindrical form beer drinking vessel that was very popular in 1700s - early 1800s. The thumblift is a hollow ball - please note that the hollow balls for the thumblift is a very good sign of authencity. They never made solid balls for the thumblift before 1830 - 1840 and there is 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 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.

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Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840    Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Friendship Gift dat. 1840