Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Engraved Occupational Barrel Maker dat. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany about 200 years ago or more. 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 engraved on the front with some ornaments, crossed tools, initials F. Please note - this is the actual date, the stein was made on or before this date. The crossed tools are the barrel-maker's special axes - the stein is an occupational vessel for the barrel-maker occupation.
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 special order. Based on the details and technology I would say the stein was made in the late 1700s, and personalized much later, but this is my personal estimation as a beer-stein collector of over 20 years. 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 1835 - 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 9.5 tall, 1L capacity.
Year: late 1700s - early 1800s. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Occupational Barrel Maker dat. 1835" is in sale since Friday, October 25, 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.