"Hall Diendll" stein with old engraving.

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    Benjamin Gradler

    A nice old stein, although I do not know what “Hall Diendll” means. Maybe it is an actual German phrase, or maybe it is the artist who designed the decoration. Lithopane is very typical. On top the lid is engraved “Kuneth” with an umlaut over the “U”, and some more engraving ending with the date of July 11th, 1886. Maybe someone got married or had a birthday etc..? No maker’s mark on the stein, maybe someday I will be able to ID it’s maker after a bit more reading and education.

    hall a

    hall b

    hall c

    hall d

    hall e

    hall f

    hall b

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    I’m not sure you have the lettering entirely correct, but it’s difficult to see in the photo. Also, a close up or enlargement of the entire scene might provide more context for what is signified here. Steve Johnson wrote an article in Prosit titled “The August Saeltzer Studio and the Transfer Decorating of Louis Martini” (June 2011) which dealt with porcelain steins with decorative characteristics similar to your stein. The great majority of porcelain steins produced ca. 1900 are not marked as to manufacturer. The lid engraving does not specify either a birthday or a wedding, but it was presented to K√ľneth in remembrance of some occurrence on July 11, 1886.

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    John Piet

    I believe the text on the stein is “Halt Dirndl”, which would translate to something like “Stop Lass”. Dirndl is Bavarian dialect and can refer to a young lady or the dress she is wearing. The post card below shows a similar scene with the text “Halt Dirndl”

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    Benjamin Gradler

    Thank-you John Piet!

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