Bier stein – German ceramic factory Mettlach, Villeroy Boch
Etched design of“Drinkers” – The stein is encircled with four men and woman drinker. The 1st panel has a seated man holding his glass or stein to his mouth finishing the last drop, while his right hand is on a very large Mettlach style stein, which is waist-high. Next to that is a round-bodied lidded stein. A man stands next to him holding a stein and his pipe in his right hand. In the center is a woman pouring from a serving stein into a smaller stein being held by a man, and on the right side is a seated drinker, leaning on a pillar with his lidded stein in hand. The stein has an inlay lid depicting a heart with two arrows through it. Pewter mount.
The Stein is signed by the designer, C. Warth.
Catalog. number 1164
Dated Circa 1885
23 cm high
Condition chip to the front panel otherwise no cracks or crazing. RARE design.
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