Vintage Pewter Lidded Stonewear Stein from King 9.5" Tall and 4" wide. Beautiful and Rare Vintage Nude Lady Wine Witch Weinhex German Beer Stein Made in West Germany Circa 1950s- 70s. This Stein is depicting a semi nude lady exhibiting her curvaceous body, bodacious breasts and lower lady areas covered by grapes. Truly a rare stein sporting a pewter lid. Its in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.This would still make a beautiful display piece anywhere and a great conversation piece. This 1/2 liter stein is about 9.5 inches tall. In the German Rhine town of Oberwesel, there are only good witches.
Here they are called weinhexes - wine witches - and they are secretly selected by local winegrowers in a vintner version of a small town beauty pageant. Every year, the Oberwesel Wine Witch Festival celebrates the reign of the weinhex whose job is to protect the vineyards of this two thousand-year-old town.
It is a river valley rite devoted to the great white grape of Germany. Wine growers count on the good witch to protect their vineyards from natural curses like fiendish weather and predatory vineyard demons. This stein features the wine witch.
The stein includes the phrase Sind die besten zeitvertreiber alter wein und junge weiber. This translates to: Old wine and young women are the best way to spend your time. The item "Rare 1950's King #288 Vintage Nude Lady Wine Witch Weinhex German Beer Stein" 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 "paulmdauction" and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.This item can be shipped worldwide.