Antique Faience Beer Stein Architectural Scenes Nuremberg Factory c. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the late 1700s. Based on several details - high quality of the glaze, shape, and decor, I identify it as a Nuremberg factory. The majority of Nuremberg faience steins were blue over white and the design itself is pretty much consistent with the Nuremberg design. The stein is made from traditional Nuremberg off-white clay and glazed with white tin glaze and decorated with blue floral decor showing buildings and towers.
The stein has a pewter lid with hollow ball thumblift. The hollow ball thumblifts were popular throughout 1700 until the mid-1800s. The lid is decorated with a pewter copy of a French silver coin from the period. It was customary to decorate silver steins and tankards with silver coins, so the steins with pewter lids often pot pewter copies of the coins.
The lid is also engraved with the name of the original owner "Johan Georg Klaus" and dated 1791. Please note - this is the real date, the stein was made on or before 1791.
The stein is in fantastically great condition for a faience piece this old. There is some minor chipping on the bottom, but no cracks, hairlines or repairs whatsoever. The pewter is in excellent condition as well.
A wonderful drinking vessel from over 200 years ago and a very interesting cultural artifact! The stein is 9.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, about 1 L capacity. Condition: Very good - minor chipping on bottom edge, no cracks, no lines.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Antique German Faience Beer Stein Architectural Scenes Nuremberg Factory d. 1791" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 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.