Antique Arts and Crafts Silver Plate and Finnish Oak Stein St. Louis Silver Co.
Description: A beautiful antique stein or tankard made by the St. Louis Silver Company. The stein is made of quadruple plated metal with what we believe is Finnish oak on the exterior and bottom. This stein is has a very Arts and Crafts appearance and would look great on top of a piece of Stickely furniture. The tankard has an applied handle. It is marked on the inside as to the maker and the patent date. The wood exterior shows beautiful grain pattern. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Early 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~4 1/4" diameter at the base, ~3" diameter on top, ~4 5/8" at its widest including the handle and is ~4" high. The piece weighs over 13 ounces.
Maker: The St. Louis Silver Company.
Marks: Marked on the bottom of the inside "St. Louis Silver" in a circle with the owrd "Quadruple" under it and finally it has the words "PAT AUG 1 1905" below it all (see eighth photo).
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of Arts and Crafts Movement inspired stein to add to your Breweriana or your Arts and Crafts theme collection.
Condition: The mug is in good condition. It could use some polishing to bring the beauty of the plated portions out fully. The metal portion has some pitting and scratches but is intact and has no observable losses. The wood portion could stand a good cleaning to bring out its beauty. It has scratches and some minor dings as well as a long crack to the wood, which we show in several photos. Be that as it may, the piece is solid and intact and would display nicely. the piece has a few pinkish paint spots suggesting it was kept in a place that was being painted but not covered during the painting. These are small in general and do not distract from the pieces beauty. The spot you see in the seventh photo has been cleaned since and is no longer there. The piece is beautiful in great condition and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for addition condition information.
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