Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Saxonian Engraved dated 1839. Description: This very interesting and impressive beer stein was made in Germany in around 1830s. The beer steins made before the industrial revolution are quite rare, the production was all manual. Every stein made in the early period was unique, decorated by hand and rarely replicated. In beer stein collecting vocabulary the steins made before 1850 are considered "early beer steins".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 ball for the thumblift is 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 top of the lid is engraved with initials J. The lid is marked with a pewter hallmark indicating the quality of pewter and the town it was made - Muenchberg.This town is actually located in the German state of Bavaria but is very close to Saxony. The stein is in very good condition - it has some very minimal dings but no damage whatsoever - a rare condition for beer steins this old. I guarantee my descriptions and dating - the stein is at least from 1839 - 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 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "Antique Pewter German Beer Stein Walzenkrug Saxonian Engraved dated 1839" is in sale since Sunday, May 5, 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.
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