I recently purchased a nice porcelain stein. It is a souvenir of Bad Cleve, and is evidently pre-1930’s. It has an interesting (to me at least) good quality lithophane of two ladies reading a letter together (perhaps from a friend visiting Bad Cleve?). It also has an old lid with a blue crystal. It shows signs of some sort of repair where the lid attaches to the handle. I am wondering if the lid is a replacement. I have a number of glass steins with various color crystal lids (a subcollection, one of many) but I have seen no other porcelain stein with one. Any comments?
The jeweled lid shows up more on a glass stein due to the glass allowing more sunlight in. However, the article on Jeweled lids does indicate that they are found on porcelain steins. If it is a good fit, I don’t know how you could distinguish a repair from a replacement.