Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Occupational Farmer Bayreuth c. Description: Presented is a very impressive and beautiful old German beer stein manufactured, most likely in Bayreuth - the town in Bavaria famous for it's faience production. The factories in Batreur=th operated from 1716 till around 1788.The body of the stein is slightly tapered to the top and bottom leaving the middle part a little thicker. The bottom has a flare for the pewter ring like most of the faience that came from the South of Germany. Made of faience with colorful hand-painted decorations that consist of a pitchfork, rake scythe, flail - all tools of farmer's trade.
This beer stein belongs to the "occupational" family of German beer vessels. It was made for a farmer who was very proud of his occupation. The steins of this sort were quite expensive at the time and could be compared with regimental or reservisten family of collectable antique beer steins (but way much older, though). Nice pewter lid with a large hollow ball for the thumblift.
The body of the stein has many hairlines but there is no parts missing, the stein is totaly stable, there is no restoration paint and the appearance is quite good. This is a relatively good condition for a beer stein that is over 200 years old - and with an interesting subject matter! It is 8.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity.
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