German Salt Glazed Stein Identification Help

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    Stacy Rawlings

    I recently acquired a salt glaze German Stein, I couldn’t pass up the wonderful decoration, it’s very detailed! I was able to track down info on a possible designer, it is marked with a stylized DK and the number 393, at the top it reads 2L. I understand that it was designed possibly designed by Anton Killian or Karl Beuler for Matthias Girmscheid? It shows some minor wear and does not had a lid of any kind on it. Would it have had a pewter lid or a stoneware lid? I know that Beuler died in 1928 but were his designs used for production on through the years? I would like to know the approximate date this was made. Anyone able to help with that? Thank you!

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    Ron

    Stacy,

    You have the correct modeler, but he did not do the design for Girmscheid. This piece was made for J.L. Knoedgen. It’s titled Lohengrin’s departure. You can find more information on the two firms and the artist at The Beer Stein Library. This master stein would have had a pewter lid. They also made a matching 0,5 L stein to go with it. Stein’s were made after an artist’s death, but this one probably dates circa 1900. Stein Marks also has information on the firms and artist.

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    Stacy Rawlings

    Thank you Ron, I appreciate your knowledge. I am well versed on American salt glazed pottery, but have not an inkling of knowledge of German salt glazed wares. I would have hunted in the dark for a long time without help. I don’t generally buy steins, but the Salt glazed steins, always draw my attention with it’s stunning decoration. He was quite an artist.

    Thanks again
    S.

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