This stein is pottery or stoneware and a pewter lid. The scene has a raised texture and is a reproduction of a painting from Eduard von Grutzner (1846-1925). The stein had a newspaper picture of the original painting tucked inside. The bottom rim has a chip and some paint wear but looks good overall. It measures 10 inches in height with the lid included. The bottom says, "Gesetzlich Geschutzt, 1907, Germany."0.5 L is etched on the top of one side.
It was part of our German mother's estate. She collected beer steins for many years that she brought over from Germany.
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The term "Gesetzlich Geschutzt" means "legally protected" or "copyrighted" and does not indicate a maker.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage German enameled and pewter-mounted stoneware covered .5 liter beer stein
The cylindrical sides decorated with a reproduction of "Jaegerlatein" by Eduard Grutzner (1846-1925), impressed .5L along the top near the handle; the underside marked "GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT / 1907 / GERMANY."
10 inches overall height
CONDITION: client represents this is in overall good condition with a minor rim chip and some paint loss.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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