Antique Faience Beer Stein Schrezheim Factory Cold Paint Floral dat. Description: Presented is an early German beer stein made around the first half 1800s. The stein was made in the factory of Schrezheim - one of the largest faience factories in Germany.Please note that steins made before 1850 fall into the "Early" category as pre-industrial manual production. The stein is made from traditional Schrezheim clay and glazed with a beautiful distinctive Schrezheim yello tin glaze. It was then painted by one of the factory decorators who created a beautiful red and gold picture of a bouquet of flowers - a very common subject for Schrezheim decoration. This is so-called "cold paint" - it was not fired, hence the age-related wear. Schrezheim was very famous in the late 1700s to early 1800s for it's faience work and also for the best quality pewter lids. It was the longest-lasting factory - most of the faience production factories were shut in the early 1800s due to the competition from emerging stoneware industrialized production and cheaper glass production. But the Schrezheim factory lasted well into the late 1850s - early 1860s. The pewter mounts consist of the lid and the foot ring. The lid has the hollow ball thumblift and five-ring closed style hinge. The lid is engraved with the original owner's name G. Please note - this is the real date, the stein was made in or before the year 1846. The stein is in a very good condition for the faience piece this old. There is a very short glaze line at the top rim - hardly visible. Also, the base of the thumblift is smashed - it is still very sturdy though. This condition it's quite rare for faience.
The lid is sitting tight. It is large and impressive, standing 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: Very good - see description and pics. Get images that make Supersized seem small. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.