Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Erfurt Factory Chinese Motifs dat. Description: Presented is a very impressive and beautiful old German beer stein manufactured in the region of Thueringia - an old German state located in central Germany around mid- 1700s. More specifically, this stein was attributed to Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia.Made of faience with very colorful hand-painted decorations that traditionally are associated with Tueringen factories. The decorations are made in Chinese style - don't forget that faience was a cheaper substitute for very expensive porcelain that was exported mostly from China (with very limited European production) at the time and usually was associated with Chinese themes and subjects.
Very nice stylized painting of the factory artist. Nice pewter lid with a lip ring and a large hollow ball for the thumblift. The lid is in excellent condition. It is marked with the pewterer's mark that belong to Johann Christoph Boyne, Master in Freystadt (Silesia) from 1777 to 1800; see. The lid is engraved with initials R.
The bottom is marked with the letter "E" - please note, this is the Erfurt factory mark. It was used not so often, but it is recognized as the factory mark by the German faience collectors. The body of the stein shows multiple lines - this is very common for this very fragile material. The lines are professionally straighten with glue but not painted over.
There is some restoration to the upper rim under the lip ring. Don't miss a chance to own a beer stein that is about 240 years old beautifully painted - quite a rare occasion! It is 8.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity.
Condition: Lines in body, see description. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
The item "Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Erfurt Factory Chinese Motifs dat. 1781" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 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.