German Beer Stein

Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s

Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s
Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s
Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s
Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s

Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s   Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s
Large Antique German Saltgalzed Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. Description: This very large antique pouring beer stein was made around the mid-1850s.

It is a very traditional type of serving beer steins or "master steins" - large with a bulbous form called "Birnkrug" or "pear-shaped steins". The stein is made of saltglazed stoneware hand-turned and manually decorated with a beautiful etched and incised into the body floral patterns.

This was done with several kinds of wooden sticks when the clay was still soft. It is also glazed with cobalt -blue glaze The lid is pewter with the small ball thumblift. The stein is in excellent condition for the age - there are no cracks or hairlines. There are some manufacturing impurities due to the pre-industrial manual manufacturing technology. It is large and impressive pouring steins, standing 11.5 to the top of the thumblift, 1 1/2 L capacity. I guarantee my dating and description! Condition: Excellent for the age. Get images that make Supersized seem small.

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.


Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s   Large Antique German Stoneware Westerwald Etched Beer Stein/Pitcher c. 1860s