Antique German Westerwald Beer Stein Walzenkrug Occupational Brewer Inlay Lid c. This interesting beer stein was made in around 1870s, it is guaranteed old give ot take 10 years. It is made in a very traditional style of grey stoneware - plain and undecorated - with massive pewter lid and a footring.This is a very traditional beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from mid-1600s to mid-1800s. It is usually called in Germany "Walzenkrug" or "cylindrical" stein. The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of 18th century. The lid is pewter, nicely shaped with ornate thumblift. The open type 3 ring hinge suggests it was made in mid to late 1870s. It is inlaid with porcelain inlay showing a Coat -of Arms with two lions and a barrel with some tools. This is in fact the traditional Coat of Arms of Brewer's Guild in Germany. The stein belongs to "occupational" category - a highly collectable and quite interesting.
The tools are brewer's tools with hops and barley in the barrel. The inscription reads: "Hoch Liebe die edle Bier Brauerei" - "Long live the noble beer brewer". The lid is engraved with the original owner's name - V.
The lid is sitting pretty tight. The pewter footring show some wear. The stein is large and impressive, standing 9 tall to the top of the thumblift, about 1 L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "Antique German Westerwald Beer Stein Walzenkrug Occupational Brewer Lid 1870s" is in sale since Friday, May 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.