Very Large Antique German Saltgalzed Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. Description: Th very large antique pouring beer stein was made around mid- to late-1850s. It is a very traditional type of serving beer steins or "master steins" - large with a bulbous form called "Birnkrug" or "pear-shaped steins".
The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware hand-turned and manually decorated with a beautiful etched and incised into the body floral patterns. This was done with several kinds of wooden sticks when the clay was still soft. It is also glazed with cobalt -blue glaze The lid is pewter with the "hollow ball" thumblift. This type of hinge and thumblift was most common in the 1700s till the mid-1800s and almost completely disappeared in the late 1860s.The lid is engraved with initials L. The stein is in excellent condition for the age - there are no cracks or hairlines. There are some manufacturing impurities due to the pre-industrial manual manufacturing technology. It is very large and impressive pouring steins, staying 17 to the top of the thumblift, about 4 L capacity. I guarantee my dating and description!
Condition: Excellent for the age. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Very Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1850s" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 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.