Antique German Character Beer Stein -- Bowling Pins by M. Description: This amazing beer stein was manufactured in late 1890s - early 1900s by Matthias Girmscheid - one of the most famous beer stein manufacturers of the "Golden Era" of German beer stein production. It belongs to the "character" stein family - beer steins made in form of things or persons. This is probably the most collectible category of antique beer steins. The stein is made in the form of a set of bowling pins with stylized wooden texture.Bowling was one of the most favorite sports in Germany - there are many beer steins dedicated to the theme. This one I think is most interesting one. The inscription on the bottom reads: Lieb und Seele macht sie frei, lustig ist die Kegelei. Love and soul sets you free, bowling is a happy sport.
There is no manufcturers mark, only the model number 1139, but the stein is well-known to the stein collectors and attributed to Girmscheid. The stein is in absolute perfect condition. It has no damage or repairs. It is 9 tall, 0.5L capacity.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.
The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein - Bowling Pins by Girmscheid c. 1900" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. 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.