Vintage German 0.4 Liter Stein Pewter Lid & Hand Colored Arms Design A. Reissig of Serre Street Dresden
Description: A beautiful and very interesting German Stein with a pewter lid. The lid has a ball shaped thumb piece to open and close. The exterior of the stein is glazed and has a beige coloring and has a hand colored arms on the front. The stein has an applied handle on which the lid fits. It is marked 0.4 L for its capacity of 0.4 liters. It is signed on the bottom A. Reissig with an address Serre Str. 5 Dresden. The stein is rather substantial and weighs one pound and 10.5 ounces. This is a heavy stein of beige colored pottery both on the outside and inside. The inside of the lid is also marked with the letters PILZ which is German for Mushroom, not certain what that means. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the early to mid 1900's.
Size: Measures ~3 3/4" diameter at the base, 3 1/4" diameter on top, ~5 1/2" at its widest including the handle and is 6 1/2" high to the top of the ball thumb piece on the lid. This is a substantial stein weighing almost 2 pounds.
Maker: A. Reissig.
Marks: Marked on the bottom "A. Reissig; Serre Str. 5; Dresden" in red under the glaze. The inside of the lid is marked "PILZ" which means Mushroom in German. It also has the letters hH and a round monogram, which we are unable to read, impressed on the base.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of German pottery with very nice and colorful decoration, which seldom comes in such good condition. It would make a nice addition to your collection of German Steins or Beer related collection.
Condition: The mug is in excellent condition with no chips, hairlines, or repairs. The surface has general crazing of the glaze, which gives the piece quite a bit of character. The lid has some soiling and some minor scratches, but we believe this can be cleaned easily if you so desire. The piece is also soiled and could probably use a good cleaning to bring out its full beauty. The only thing we see is a small nick on the edge of portion of the hinge attached to the handle which we show in the last photo. This is minor and truly does not distract from the beauty or quality of the piece. Please see photos for additional condition information.