ID and age of family stein

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  • #37890 Reply

    Dan

    Hi Members:
    My family has an old beer stein with German inscription “Ich jag den Hirsch” then an illustration, then “Im grunen Forst”. It has a broader base and tapers to the top. Height of pottery portion is about 7.125″, plus a hinged pewter cap. The mug has a non-operating musical base. The only other marking on the pottery is 1/4 Ltr. I’ve looked-up the translation of the German words already.
    Can anyone provide info on the manufacturer and approximate age of this piece?
    Thanks In Advance,
    Dan

  • #37891 Reply

    RandyS

    There’s just no way to identify a stein from a description like that. We’d need photographs to have any chance of identifying it, especially of the handle and base. Are you saying that this has a music box in the base? I’ve never seen one in a 1/4 liter stein.

  • #37892 Reply

    Ron

    Dan,
    The only stein I could find with that saying is a modern era stein made by Albert Jacob Thewalt (see http://stein-collectors.org/library/TranslationsIllustrated/I/Ich_jag_den_Hirsch/trans-r1.html) in Translations Illustrated). Is this your stein?

  • #37929 Reply

    Dan
  • #37930 Reply

    Walt
    Keymaster

    Dan, can you read your email or view files stored on AOL without signing into your account? Well, neither can we.

  • #37935 Reply

    Dan

    Sorry- I’m new to this. How about this address:
    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B11532ODWucdjA

    • #37943 Reply

      Ron

      Dan,

      If you can remove the music box (it should be held in place by three pins), you may find a name or mold number on the bottom. This will help us identify the stein. You could also go to The Beer Stein Library and try searching “hunter” to see if you can find a match for your scene showing the hunter at a table with the deer on it. That is where I tried searching the phrase on your stein and didn’t get a hit.

  • #37939 Reply

    Walt
    Keymaster

    Dan, good work with this link. Without a mark, it’s going to be pretty tough to identify the manufacturer. However, the stein overall was inexpensive when it was first made, it’s a common decorative piece, and the damaged pewter detracts from it. If you have a developing interest in beer stein, spend some time browsing articles in the READING area, or the wide variety of steins in the Featured Stein series – more than 200 of them at this point.

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