In 1892, international trade agreements were signed requiring countries exporting goods to mark them with the name of the country of origin. This usually means that these steins will be found with open hinges. Napoleon decreed that each man had the right to earn as much money as he was able through the occupation of his choice, and that competition was the key to economic well-being. There are 2 rings around the bottom of the Stein. I have 2 or 3 ivory steins that were probably carved in Italy. This is because the lithopane is hand-painted. The smaller ring is just above the larger ring.
International bidders responsible for duties and taxes. The pewter is plain, very basic and has a small thumblift. Between 1050 and 1571, all Kaisers and kings of the Holy Roman Empire resided in the castle. If you look at the end of a hinge, and it is smooth with no pin showing, that is a closed hinge. During the 58 years between 1690-1748 when many of the steins being manufactured were utilizing the maximum amounts of pewter, for example, they had footrings, lid rings, large, fancy lids, large, ball type thumblifts, handle reinforcement straps and general repairs made from pewter, Bavaria and a number of other German states including Prussia, for at least 32 of those 58 years, were at war with England and Holland and tin should have been difficult to come by. The first thing that you have to look for is a Made in Germany label on the bottom of the stein. Exterior of the Stein Examining the exterior of the stein can tell you a lot about the stein.
By the second half of the 19th century, mass production was introduced into beer stein manufacturing. Most modern pewter from about 1960 on has a velvety, sandblasted texture to the surface and the hinges are often rough appearing with what seem to be file marks. This type of open, three ring hinge started to come into use c. Bottom of the Stein Identifying old German beer steins requires a keen eye. If the picture contains any nudity or provocative scenes, it is a new stein.
Armeekorps Augsburg 1902 1904 on it. Would you be able to give some information about this stein or steer me to where I can find more information? However, the demand for faience had already begun to drop off about the time old Johann passed away and glass was fast becoming the material of choice. The pewter is very soft and has a tendency to bend or break quite easily. After the war, the castle was restored under the direction of Rudolf Esterer and Julius Lincke to its historical form, including the Luginsland tower which had been completely destroyed. Bibliography Gruhl, Jim and Kirsner, Gary.
On the other hand, from 1748 until 1914, no German state was at war with either England or Holland, and except for internal struggles, greater Germany appears to have been at peace until the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Any information about it is welcome. For instance, one of the prize pieces in my collection is a faience stein marking the coronation of August the Strong as King of Poland in 1697. The Beer Stein Book, Glentiques, Ltd. Basically the closed hinge was used until 1870-75 when the open hinge came into general use.
Payment is expected within 4 days of auction end. On one side it reads 'Froh Beim Bier' and on the other is reads 'Das Lieben Wir'. At that point, I had some experience in compiling databases and beer steins were my passion, so with the spare time that had become available to me I tried applying my business skills to the hobby I enjoy and the Beer Stein Library was born. There can only be two reasons that this would occur, one is a matter of preference and the other necessity. Another feature to be aware of is the sweeping curve from the tang right up to the tip of the thumblift. I was told it was a tree that had been cut down, but the stump was left and those were the roots.
Finally, about 1850 the lid becomes a simple pewter ring holding either a glass or ceramic insert, and the thumblift is very thin and narrow as in Figure 14. It was made by Simon Peter Gerz, which was established in 1862. At a minimum, almost every Mettlach stein is marked with a company logo, a form number and the year of manufacture, so that even beginning collectors can purchase them with a relatively high comfort level. So, in the early years of the nineteenth century Schrezheim pewter was applied to glass and stoneware steins as well as whatever faience was still being produced. I have exactly the same lid and thumblift without the lid ring on a glass stein dated 1788. Handle of the Stein New German beer steins have a bump in the handle. The two things that Napoleon did which had the greatest effect on European society were: one, giving the peasants the right to own land, thus allowing farmers to move to the towns and burgers to relocate to the countryside; and two, disbanding the large merchant and craftsman guilds.
Stamped on the bottom it appears to be a triangle with a torch inside. Item claimed for value to which it is sold as. Loevi: I have about 200 steins in my collection, but my favorites are some of those early steins we talked about before. Germany and a number 7454 and is a brown or taupe color. It was sold to Franz Heinrich Wintergeist whose family had done all the painting of the faience since the factory had originally opened. Although no time period is immune, I find this occurs most often on steins from the 1830-1860 time period where the pewter has either worn out, was contributed to a war effort or lost for any number of other reasons, and was replaced at a later time after the pewter styles had changed.
Collectors Weekly: Who did the art on the steins? We no longer find handle support straps and the thumblifts are smaller. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. The quality of Schrezheim pewter was amazingly consistent over the years. For a long time it was thought the Germans had enacted laws requiring the lids during the era when the Black Plague was sweeping Europe. Auctions with payments not received within this time frame will have an unpaid item dispute opened for the transaction.