There were also German suits - bells, hearts, leaves, and acorns. The stein has an unusual square form and shows the suits on the sides. M&W is a famous Westerwald firm from Grenzhausen in the Westerwald region of Germany that operated from 1872 till 1921.
The stein is in excellent condition - there is some minimal age-related wear but no damage or repairs whatsoever. The lid is sitting tight. The stein is 8.5 tall to the top of the finial, 0.5L capacity. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique German Beer Stein Playing Cards by Merkelbach and Wick Etched c.
1900" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 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.