Large Antique Early German Pewter Serving Beer Stein/Pitcher Kanne c. Description: Antique German pewter serving beer stein/pitcher. Classical urn shape with a spout - the Germans call it "Kanne". This type of beer servers was made in the German South and Austria.They are very traditional for the South of Germany vessels that were manufactured from the mid-1600s till the 1900s. The stein features typical for the early- to mid- 1800s five rings closed type hinge and hollow ball thumblift with a spike on top.
The closed type hinges along with hollow ball thumblifts were used from the late 1600 until the 1860s. The stein is marked on the handle with a pewter quality mark showing an angel with a sword and scales. The pewter quality is marked as "Block Zinn" - this is a highest quality pewter with 0% lead and no old pewter added. The mark is dated "1820" - this is the year of the pewter's shop establishment. The stein was made a little later - in 1840s.
The stein is in good condition. There are some dings unavoidable in the soft pewter item this old, but no breaks, tears, or repairs. It is large and impressive, standing 16.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 2L capacity.
Condition: Excellent w/minor age-related wear. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. 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.