Old pewter mug from Germany

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  • #35236 Reply

    Luciano

    Hello,
    I am not experience in pewter and I hope in your kind and expert help about the mug you see in the attached link
    It should be from Germany, but I am not sure, and there are 2 marks: one on the handle and the other one inside the mug itself. Then there are also a number 3 on the cover and, unfortunately, also a removed writing.
    So I hope to get some new about this mug.
    Thanks a lot and kind regards,
    Luciano

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    Luciano
    • #35240 Reply

      Ron

      Luciano,

      A very similar mark appears in Zinn by von Friedes Aichele (page 33). The “N” is for Nurnberg. The next line reads “PROBZIN.” An “I” appears left of the eagles head and a “K” appears on the right versus your “IC” on the left. The mark is identified as J. Kalb, about 1850. They appear to be called “Schnabelstitze” and are wine tins used in Southern Germany. If you search that term, you may find more information.

  • #35244 Reply

    Luciano

    Dear Ron,
    Thank You very much for your fast, kind and fully exhaustive reply.
    I even did not know the name of “Schnabelstitze” and, anyway, I thought it was for beer not for wine!
    Thank you also for having researched the mark.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Luciano

    • #35246 Reply

      Ron

      Luciano,

      I wouldn’t rule out that a beer or two might have been in your wine jug at one time or another. I have two 1/2 L student association beer steins that feature the face of Bacchus, the Roman God of wine.

      Schnabel means spout, but I couldn’t get a translation for stitze.

  • #35247 Reply

    Luciano

    Hello Ron,
    thank you for your further clarification: I knew that also in Germany, in the south above all, there is not only great beer but also a wide wine tradition but I had always connected such kind of steins at beer just because I was wrong about it…
    Greetings from Rome,
    Luciano

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