Antique German Character Beer Stein Merkelbach/Wick Rich Woman c. Description: This amazing beer stein was manufactured in 1890s by one of the most famous beer stein manufacturers in Germany - the firm of Merkelbach and Wick. It belongs to the "character" stein family - beer steins made in form of things or persons. This is probably the most collectible category of antique beer steins. The stein is made in the form of mature woman dressed in rich Bavarian outfit.
Both Gary Kirsner in his "The Beer Stein Book" and Gene Manusov in his "Encyclopedia of Character Steins" call this stein "Rich Woman". There was also a "Rich Man" stein made by M&W matching this one. It shows up a little more often - this one is rare. Other manufacturers - like Marzi and Remy, HR, etc. Of the Golden Era of beer stein production also used this character.
The German character steins were usually made to symbolize a certain concept. The monk steins represented a relaxed lifestyle and joy of life, the rich man and rich woman steins represented prosperity.
They were often presented as a gift to wish prosperity to the owner. Made of pottery with wonderful hand-painted details.
The mark on the bottom belongs to Merkelbach and Wick from the period of 1880 - 1921. The stein is in excellent condition. The lid fits perfectly and is sitting tight.
It is 7.5 tall, 0.5L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Amtique German Character Beer Stein Merkelbach/Wick Rich Woman c. 1900" is in sale since Sunday, June 7, 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.