Antique German Character Beer Stein - Nun - Porcelain w/Rare Lithophane c. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in a shape of an object or person. They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in the 1880s in a shape of a happy smiling nun. H er head forms the lid.
The stein is made of porcelain with a lithophane in the bottom. Most of the lithos in the bottom of the steins were made from the same patterns - we see the same lithophanes on many different steins. This one is quite rare - it shows an apparently drunk man at a tavern table with a beer stein beside him. This nun stein is well-known within the beer stein collectors community.It was once suggested that this stein was made by August Saeltzer, but most recent research disproved it. It is now positevely determined that these porcelain monks and nuns were made by Eduard Kick in Amberg. The nun character steins are relatively rare - there were many differ ent monk steins made by various manufacturers in the late 1800 s - early 1900s but only few nuns.
Excellent flawless condition - no chips, cracks or other damage. It is 7 tall, 0,5L capacity.
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