Classical tapered shape with a spout - the Germans call it "Kanne". This type of beer servers was made in the German South. 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 1800s hollow ball type thumblift and five rings closed type hinge. The hollow ball thumblifts completely disappeared after 1850s, the closed type hinges were used until the 1860s. The lid has a center medallion with impression of a two gulden coin from the German kingdom of Wuerttemberg - it was a kingdom/part of German Empire from 1806 till 1918.
Now it's a part of German land of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The coin is showing Wuerttemberg Coat-of-Arms and the date of issue 1846. The stein is engraved with the original owner's name F.The stein is in a very good condition. There are some very minor age-related dings unavoidable in the soft pewter item this old, but no breaks, tears, or repairs. It is 11 tall to the top of the thumblift, 2L capacity. Please note - this is a real beer drinking vessel at least 165 years old, not a copy or fake. The date engraved is the real date - the stein was made in 1851 or a few years earlier.
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