Antique German Beer Stein Hunting Theme w/Dog Thumblift by Wächtersbach c. Description: This beauti ful and impressive antique German beer stein was made by the Wächtersbach ceramics factory - a factory with an old history of producing excellent quality ceramics items. The factory was established in 1832 as the Waechtersbacher Keramik in Brachttal- Schlierbach in Hesse, near the town of Wächtersbach. Between the end of the 19th and the middle of the 20th century, it was one of the most important German manufacturers of earthenware goods, both in terms of the scope of production and the quality of its design. However, the factory was making lots of everyday ceramics for German consumers, but beer steins were really scarce - there are just a few models that were made - and my guess is they were all made in late 1870s - early 1880s under the factory manager Max Roesler.The next manager, Christian Neureuther, moved the company towards Jugendstil/Art Nouveau direction. This stein was made in the early 1880s from very fine stoneware with some glass-based glaze. It was molded and filled with liquid clay, so the details became quite sharp and precise.
The high-raised bas-relief decorations show hunting scenes on the sides with some hunting paraphernalia - a trophy bag, a horn, a rifle, and a long knife (along with a flask with some liquid) - in the middle. The lid is made of pewter with a beautiful figure of a dog for the thumblift and an inlay made of the same stoneware material with a hunting hat for the finial. It is marked with incised "Wächtersbach" and letters "H" and P. I was not able to decipher these. Th e stein is in excellent condition - no cracks, chips or any kind of damage or repairs.
The lid is sitting very tight. It is 7.75 to the top of the thumb lift, 0.5L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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