Large Antique Engraved Early German Pewter Beer Stein/Screw Bottle Marked c. Description: This very interesting antique object - pewter screw bottle was made in the early 1800s, it is about 200+ years old.
This is a very traditional drinking vessel - a type that was produced for over centuries, from the mid-1600s to mid-1800s. It could be used as a beer or water or even a soup container when it was supposed to be transported.They were made of pewter, stoneware and sometimes of serpentine stone. This particular bottle is a very large one - I have rarely seen such a gigantic vessel. It measures 11 tall with the ring down and holds about 3 liter or 3 quarts.
The bottle imade in a slightly tapered round shape with a fancy ring in the lid. It is engraved with a presentation inscription "Zum Andenken" - "For the memory", ornate floral motifs and a medallion with a crossoatop of the abbreviation "IHS" and the initial F. " Apparently it was a gift to (or from) a religious person or a priest - "IHS" is the Christogram for "Jesus. It is marked on the inside with the pewterer's mark that I attribute to Anton Lachner, a pewterer in Linz, Austria, recorded as an unlicensed master.
It is hard to read the mark, but the letters A. Point to this particular pewterer, the years of 1818 and 1834 are consistent with the bottle dating. The bottle is in good shape - there are some dings and dents due to the softness of metal, but no breaks and no leaks. The bottle is quite large and impressive, standing 11 tall with the handle down, 3L capacity.
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