Antique German Character Beer Stein Pig w/Deck of Cards by R. Description: This very unusual 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 a shape of a pig sitting on a pedestal with a deck of playing cards. Pig's head forms the lid.
Traditionally, a pig is a symbol of luck. Many bowling steins, for instance, show inscription: " Vie Schwein, viel gluck" - "Many pigs, much luck".This particular stein was made in several varieties, featuring shooting targets, bowling, billiards and playing cards. The inscription on front reads: Zum Wohl! The mark on the bottom was in use from 1882 till 1908. Judging by the thumblift, this particular stein was made in around 1890s.
Made of sylicon-glazed hard pottery with insized, relief and etched decoration. The model number is 1116.It is in excellent flawless condition with only minimal age-related wear. It is 9.5 tall, 0.5L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
The item "Antique German Character Beer Stein Pig withDeck of Cards by R. 1890s" is in sale since Monday, June 14, 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.