Vintage German Stoneware Lidded 0.5 L Stein Cobalt Blue on Gray Lion Decoration
ADescription: very nicely decorated stoneware stein with a pewter lid. The lid is multi level domed in shape with a pineapple? shaped top. The lid has floral raised decoration along the edge of the middle step and having what we believe is a slightly bent thumb piece. The exterior of the stein has a cobalt blue raised design showing a floral design with crowned lions standing on both sides of an inscription in German. The inscription, which we did not try to translate, is in the center of the stein opposite the handle. The stein is substantial and has a nice appearance and style with an off-white or gray interior and base. The stein has an applied ear-shaped handle with the hinge for the lid being attached to it. It has a round flat bottom with the inscription "237" and what looks like a "t" with an additional leg. It is also marked 0.5 L for a capacity of half a liter along the edge of the rim. The hinged lid is made of pewter and has a thumb piece decorated with raised scroll design. The stein is glazed both on the inside and outside. A nice and substantial stein weighing about one pound and 8 ounces. A beautiful stein to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely some time in the mid to late 20th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Made in Germany.
Size: Measures ~3 5/8" diameter at the base, ~2 7/8" diameter on top, ~5" at its widest including the handle, and is ~7" high to the top of the lid. The piece weighs about 1 pound 8 ounces.
Marks: The stein is stamped or marked on the bottom with the inscription "237" and what looks like a "t" with an additional leg. See photos for additional information.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice piece of breweriana pottery with very nice decoration. It would make a nice addition to your collection of pottery Steins or Beer related items.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition with no cracks, hairlines, chips or crazing to the glaze. It does have what we believe is a bent thumb piece and the edge of the lid has dings which we show in the last two photos. Other than that it is very nice looking and has a very interesting design. It is a bit soiled and would probably benefit from a good cleaning. This is a very nice piece, which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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