Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Wedding Gift dated 1821. 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. It shows a couple - bride and groom - holding hand with the groom holding a high hat in his other hand and the bride holding a letter. It was a wedding stein - the beer steins were very expensive at the time and considered perfect wedding gift that would stay with the married couple through all their lives. There is an inscription on the sides that reads. Wer Gott vertraut und hatt ein Braut der Kan bald Vater werden. Long live the bride and groom! The one who trusts God and has a bride can become a father soon.
The top of the lid is engraved with initials F. The stein is in good condition - it has some old rough repair to the lid where the tang connects. There are some dings unavoidable in an old stein made of such a soft metal. Still, very interesting historical pieca and nice appearanve.
I guarantee my descriptions and dating - the stein is at least from 1821 - everything is original including the engravings. The stein is 9.5 tall, 1L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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