name on late 1800's stein

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    Lisa

    I’ve collected steins over the past 40 years, since I was stationed in Germany. I don’t know terribly much about them, however. I still come by interesting ones and bring them home. I have one that was unmarked and I was able to identify as made by S. P. Gerz, nicely made probably late 1800’s. There is the pewter lid with a name engraved in it. My question is this: Did they keep steins at the gasthauses for when regulars would come in and have their stein taken down and filled? The name is of a fairly well known painter, and I’m trying to figure out if this was his personal stein, or perhaps just a coincidence? Any help would be appreciated!

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    Ron

    Lisa,

    A name could be engraved anytime by anyone, so without additional evidence its value would be doubtful. They sometimes did keep steins at their favorite tavern.

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    Lisa

    Thank you, Ron! The engraving looks to be from the 1800’s as well, but of course I have no proof. I appreciate the help!

    • #39285 Reply

      Ron

      Lisa,

      Are you a member of SCI? If not, with over 40 steins and an interest in them you should consider membership.

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