Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug with Floral Decor c. This beautiful stein was made in the late-1820s - early 1830s, 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. 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 design resembling the "morning glory" flower vine.The decorations are etched into the clay with a sharp instrument, glazed with cobalt-blue glaze, fired and saltglazed. The lid is pewter with an urn-shaped (hald-spfere with a spike) 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 urn thumblifts was mostly used in 1810s-1830s. It is also interesting to know that the concentric circles or curves on the bottom appeared when a wire is used to remove the unfired stein from the potter's wheel. Some used a wide knife for this purpose, leaving the bottom smooth, some used a piece of wire, leaving those concentric marks. The stein is in an excellent for the age shape - there is no damage, no chips nor cracks or repairs.There is some minor glaze misfires - a production glitches, not damage, signs of individual, not industrial production. It was probably rarely used and was standing mostly in a closet for 200 years. The stein is 10 tall to the top of the thumblift, 1L capacity.
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The item "Antique German Westerwald Stoneware Beer Stein Walzenkrug withFloral Decor c. 1820s" is in sale since Thursday, June 10, 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.