Large Antique Early German Pewter Serving Beer Stein/Pitcher Kanne Engraved c. Description: Antique German pewter serving beer stein/pitcher. The beer steins made before 18 5 0 fall into the "early" category - they are quite rare, at that time, before the industrial revolution, the production was all manual.
Every stein made in the early period was unique, decorated by hand, and rarely replicated. Classical conical shape with a spout - the Germans call it "Kanne".
This type of beer servers was made in the German South and Austria. They are very traditional for the South of Germany vessels that were manufactured from the mid-1600s till the 1900s. The stein features typical for the early 1800s hollow ball type thumblift and five rings closed type hinge. The hollow ball thumblifts completely disappeared after about 1850, the closed type hinges were used until the 1860s.The stein is engraved with the original owner's name F. The stein is in good condition. There are some very minor dings unavoidable in the soft pewter item this old, but no breaks, tears, or repairs. It is 11 tall to the top of the thumblift, 2L capacity. Please note - this is a real beer drinking vessel at least 180 years old, not a copy or fake. Condition: Good with minor age-related wear. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Large Antique Early German Pewter Beer Stein/Pitcher Kanne Engraved circa 1840s" is in sale since Sunday, September 6, 2020. 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.