Antique Early German Glass Beer Stein - Blown and Molded with Lion Thumblift circa 1830s. Description: This beautiful and very old beer stein was made of blown glass in about 1830s - 1840s. The stein is very typical for the first half of the 1800s with large blown body and the ribbon type attached handle.
The lover part of the body seems to be blown into a mold to create vertical facets without cutting. Very unusual and rare technique. Later, in 1860s, mold-blown glass steins became more common only to be replaced by pressed glass.
This one shows the beginning of mold-blown technology. Nice pewter lid in perfect condition with a lion thumblift typical for late Biedermeier period of 1820 - 1830. There is a pewterer's hallmark on the inside of the lid - "Viehweg".
This mark belongs to one of the the master pewterers from the Vieweg (or Viehweg) family that was working in German Saxony for several generations. The stein is in excellent condition. Note, that the lower part of the handle is not broken - it was the method of attaching these days when the lower part was snapped after attaching. This method was used up to 1860s.Sometimes the snapped end was a little polished, but most of the time it was left as is. Please note - the stein is original from the period! I guarantee my description and dating. The stein is large and impressive, standing 7 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1 0.5 L capacity. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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