Antique beer steins, mugs and tankards are prized for their craftsmanship and colorful ornamentation and scenes. from Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially from the city of Mettlach, whose potteries produced thousands of the vessels.
They can be found in many styles and materials, including copper, pewter, silver, pottery, ivory, porcelain, glass and wood. The beer stein had its origins in the mid-1500's along the Rhine river in Germany, when small towns began producing functional drinking vessels decorated by enameling and glazing.
This new venture was made possible by refined methods of clay preparation and firing. In later years Merkelbach relied increasingly on designs produced by local Westerwald artists who meanwhile benefited from wide artistic activities, for example: C. Later the production focussed on historism beer mugs for export and handcrafted salt glazed stoneware for the German market. ** Letter explaining that "all our order arrears have been fulfilled and that our stores will place orders as and when required.
Beer steins from germany dating 1909
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Mettlach Villeroy & Boch 1978 Spring-fruhling Ltd Edition Cameo Stein..
However it was the products sent to the World Exhibition, held in Antwerp in 1885, which gave us the works of art we know today. Proven to be one of Foltz's designs made prior to the 1885 catalogue.
Died 1858 Production of relatively low quality steins began in the early 1840's.
The moulds were transferred to , to ensure that Merkelbachs best selling pieces and the best known Jugendstil steins were still available. : Around the middle of the 19th Century, the pottery was producing primarily hand-made tableware for the household, drain pipes and technical vessels.