A porcelain souvenir stein with lithophane and crystal lid

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    SEastman
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    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?

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    SEastman
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      John Piet

      Stuart,
      I am sorry I cannot help you with your question. I just wanted to say that it is good to see your posts again. You have always given good insight into what is depicted on the steins.

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    Ron

    Stuart,

    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.

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    SEastman
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    Thanks John and Ron. I may never know for sure about my stein; but, it makes for plenty of features to talk about when I show it off to people.

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