Large Antique/Vintage German Character Beer Stein - Munich Child c. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in the shape of an object or person.
They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in the shape of the Munich Child - the child monk that was the symbol of the city of Munich for about 800 years. The Child is holding a pretzel and a bunch of rdishes and - the most popular beer snacks in old Germany.
The stein is made of pottery with thick white glaze imitating porcelain, and hand-painted and gilt. The mark on the bottom is illegible and I don't know who made it. A very knowledgable beer stein expert suggested it was made by Gebruder (brothers) Heubach - a ceramics company in Thuringia that was established in the 1830s, started to produce beer steins in the 1910 and went bankrupt in 1937. This is quite likely, but I cannot confirm it. The stein was made around the late 1920s - early 1930s.
It is large and impressive, standing 10.5 tall, 0.5L capacity. Excellent condition with some minimal age-related paint wear.Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Large Antique/Vintage German Character Beer Stein Munich Child c. 1920s/30s" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 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.