This is a genuine World War I beer stein celebrating the Memories of Service of Officer Garrison Bowtzen. Painted on the porcelain are scenes that depict Bowtzens journey. In one scene we see him leaving a sweetheart, God bless you.
It would have been so nice. It wasnt meant to be. Another depicts and reads, In Battle. There is a scene that shows Bowtzen as a soldier and then in another scene he is arriving home after the war, Homecoming.
Between these two scenes a short paragraph reads, It gleams so friendly in the distance, my lovely fatherhouse. I was a soldier and loved being one. But now my time of service is over.
When you finish drinking a beer in this stein, you can hold the bottom toward the light and see a Lithophane. He is holding a stein in one hand and has his other hand on the shoulder of a woman with a basket. The flip open attached lid is metal that is painted a copper color.
There is a small chip in the paint on the lid and a crack (See pictures). Embossed on the lid are more scenes from the war.
And, at the very top is a soldier holding a fallen comrade in his arms. Condition: Considering how old this stein is, I would say that it is better than the average. There is a chip in the paint on the lid, and there is a crack in the lid. Size: 12 high, 4.5 wide at the base.What I know is written above and I that is based on observation. I had the German writing on the stein translated. It is time this stein be in someones collection. Thank you for looking at this item. You may enjoy going to my store and browsing the other things I have for sale. I do extensive research on every item I sell, and in my descriptions, I try to give the facts, as well as my personal opinion of an item. If you believe your package took longer to get to you than expected, please contact me right away.
But, if something is damaged, please report it to me as soon as possible. I take great pride in satisfying my buyers, as well as my 100% feedback. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The item "WORLD WAR I GERMAN BEER STEIN WITH A LITHOPHANE COMMEMORATING GARRISON BOWTZENS" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
The seller is "agreatfindtacoma" and is located in Spanaway, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.