Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug with Incised Decor c. This beautiful stein was made in the late-1700s, it is guaranteed old give or take 10 years. It is made in a very traditional style of grey stoneware with cobalt-blue glaze. This is a very classic beer drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s using manual throwing and hand-created decorations. The production of saltglazed stoneware beer steins in the Westerwald region of Germany reached the highest quality by the end of the 18th century.
The stein is decorated with incised drawings of stylized floral and geometrical ornaments. The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The lid is pewter with a hollow ball thumblift and 5-ring closed-type hinge. The close-type hinges appeared in the late 1600s and were replaced by the new open-type ones around mid-1800s.The hollow ball thumblifts were used mostly in the 1700s. The lid is marked with pewter hallmarks I wasn't able to identify. The stein is in excellent condition for the age.
There is no lines or chips or any other damages. This is a rare condition - most of the steins from this period show some damage. There is some age-related wear but other than that - no problems whatsoever.
The stein is 8.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity. Condition: Excellent for the age, minor wear. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
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