Vintage Rudolf Ditmar Majolica 1 Liter Germany German Beer Stein. On wheel rim with impressed spokes on the interior. Pewter lid opens & closes very well! This is a 1 liter stein & measures 11 1/4 in height. Base measures 5 in diameter.Please look closely at all pictures to determine condition for yourself. Karl Rudolf Ditmar was born on May 3, 1818, in the town of Prenzlau , near Brandenburg, Germany. As a young man he took an interest in the business of petroleum lamps. After relocating to Vienna, he started a trading company capitalizing on the active lamp market. On August 5, 1841, he and his brother Friedrich established the Brothers Ditmar firm. They specialized in painted sheet metal and zinc composition goods. This was used for the bodies of the lamps of that day. Their first establishment was outside of the city but in 1844, as they became more successful , they moved within Vienna. They increased the size of this factory as their success grew. Friederich died shortly after leaving Rudolf to continue on his own.
In the 1850's the Rudolf Ditmar firm developed the "Viennese Moderateurlampe". This inexpensive lamp gave him tremendous success with its revolutionary adjustable oil supply mechanism. These petroleum lamps by Ditmar quickly conquered the world market. By the end of the century, Ditmar had outlets in Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, Lemberg, Graz, Milan, Rome, Trieste, Paris, Lyons and Bombay.Ditmar oil lamps dominated the world market right up to the advent and use of the electric light. In 1890 Ditmar opened an art pottery factory in the town of Znaim, in what would be the Czech Republic today.
The style of the lamps was changing, with the oil holder body now being made of cerami c instead of the usual metal. This allowed them the ability to bring the decorative aspect of their lamps to a new high. Glazed colors and current artistic designs could be easily adjusted to taste changes of the day.
Always looking to expand their product line, and with their ceramic experience, Ditmar created a line of Majolica beer steins. Ditmar Majolica steins have a look all their own. They are made of earthenware with an opaque tin glaze which covers the entire body. They come in both colored glazed relief and over-the-glaze transfers. The subject matter has the same assortment you would expect from other large stein manufacturers.
Drinking, occupationals, sports, souvenirs, ethnic dress, florals and commemorative are some of their scenes. Their forms, especially the handles, are unique. The handles are large and more decorative in form then we are accustomed to seeing from other factories. Most steins have the impressed registered Ditmar mark on the base, along with mold numbers. In many cases this impressed mark is illegible.
Once you are familiar with the mark, it becomes easy to recognize even the poorly impressed marks. It is the same mark that they used on their lamps throughout the previous years. The item "Vintage Rudolf Ditmar Majolica 1 Liter Germany German Beer Stein 1800's" is in sale since Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".
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