Given to my Grandfather during post-war 'clean-up'

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    Claudia

    My grandfather was in the Tank Core and after WW2, he and his men stayed on and helped with the re-build in part of Germany (not sure where exactly).
    The family he stayed with for some of the time gave him these tankards as a gift and they were always displayed in his home from that point onwards.
    I’d really like to know more info about them if anyone can help?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Claudia

    Grandfather

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    Claudia

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    Claudia

    Pic

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    Claudia

    I’ve no idea whether my photos are visible?!

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    Claudia
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    Claudia
    • #39554 Reply

      Ron

      Claudia,

      Any numbers or marks on the bottom?

  • #39556 Reply

    Claudia

    Hi Rob,
    Here are the numbers:

    Larger one:
    317
    1
    GERMANY

    Smaller one:
    372 (on bottom)
    1/2L (on top rim just beneath lid)

    Thanks.

  • #39560 Reply

    Ron

    Claudia,

    Mold 372 was made by Duemler & Breiden circa 1900. Here is the information from The Beer Stein Library:

    “Im steinern’ Krug ein edler Saft
    giebt dem Menschen frische Kraft.”
    (In a stoneware stein a noble juice
    gives the people fresh strength.)

    The oak is the national tree of Germany, and has been a symbol of German culture since the days of the early Germanic tribes.

    This is a relief pottery stein. It has a modest value if in mint condition, around $70 less selling expenses.

    I am still looking for mold 317.

    • #39561 Reply

      Ron

      Claudia,

      Mold 317 is most likely by Reinhold Hanke. It does not appear in The Beer Stein Library catalogs, but it does appearin the Steinzeugwerke catalog,which was mostly Hanke steins. This is what The Beer Stein Library has to say about mold 315T:

      “This stein was part of a group produced for the Steinzeugwerke marketing consortium in which Hanke participated between 1911 and 1913. It was designated by the manufacturer as model No. “315T”, but the “T” does not appear in base markings. It is used here, as it was in Steinzeugwerke catalogs, simply to distinguish the item from an earlier Hanke product bearing the same number.”

      The same value would apply to this stein in mint condition.

    • #39562 Reply

      Claudia

      Wow thank you so so much, Ron!

      It is so lovely to have the info and history behind these pieces!

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