Antique German Porcelain Character Beer Stein Monk withLithophane by E. Kick c. 1870
Antique German Porcelain Character Beer Stein - Monk w/Lithophane by E. Description: This very interesting German beer stein belongs to the family of character steins - steins made in the shape of an object or person. They are also called "figural". This particular one is made in the shape of a laughing monk wearing a red-brown robe. His head forms the lid. It is fully hand-painted - the robe, his face, eyes, and lips are hand-painted by a decorating artist. The porcelain character monk is relatively rare - there are many varieties of monk character steins in stoneware and pottery, but this stein is made of porcelain. It has a lithophane picture in the bottom - a picture that you can see against the light. The lithophane is very sharp and presents a picture of a monk presenting a nec cross to a young lady - maybe some sort of a frivolous joke. This monk stein is well-known within the beer stein collectors community. It was once suggested that this stein was made by August Saeltzer, but the most recent research disproved it. It is now positively determined that these porcelain monks and nuns were made by Eduard Kick in Amberg. Please note - I have another monk stein from E.
The stein is in excellent condition with some minimal age-related paint wear. There are no chips, cracks or repairs.
It is 6.5 tall, 0,5L capacity. Condition: Excellent - minimal paint wear.
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