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 "composite shape" thumblift. Five-ring large closed type hinge.
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 very large and impressive pouring steins, staying 13 to the top of the thumblift, about 3 L capacity. I guarantee my dating and description! Condition: Excellent for the age.
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1830s" is in sale since Tuesday, January 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.