Personalised beer stein

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  • #35281 Reply

    Trace

    Hi all,

    I have inherited this stein and am just sharing with you and hoping to learn more info about it. Approx age at least would be interesting.
    I have learned that the quote reads: eat what is done, drink what is clear, speak what is true, love what is rare. ☺

    It has what we think is J. Geissler engraved on the lid. I am told that pubs had a board that the mugs were kept on and we’re very personal.

    That is all I’ve found. I hope the links to pics work…
    https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/636827439.jpg
    https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/636838808.jpg
    https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/636839445.jpg

  • #35282 Reply

    Trace

    I’ve just found a taller shaped one that matches this but has 5 people in archways doing different things.

  • #35283 Reply

    Ron

    Trace,

    Your stein is most likely from the Fritz Thenn Regensburg Steinzeug factory pre-1900. The style and location of the capacity mark in the front was similar to that found on their steins. See http://stein-collectors.org/library/articles/FThenn/fthenn2.htm for more information on that firm.

    I couldn’t see all the verse on your stein, but it probably said “Iss was gar, trink was klar, sprich was wahr, lieb was rar, immerdar.” (Eat what is cooked, drink what is clear, speak what is true, love what is rare, forever.)

    Some regular customers did keep their personal stein or krug at their favorite brauhaus. They were usually numbered though.

  • #35284 Reply

    Trace

    Thank you Ron. ☺ sorry, I forgot to include that photo…

    Here it is. https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/636887520.jpg

    • #35287 Reply

      Ron

      Trace,

      This should be closer to what is on your stein, “Iss was gar ist, trink was klar ist,
      sprich was wahr ist, lieb was rar ist.” (Eat what is cooked, drink what is clear,
      speak what is true, love what is rare.)

  • #35285 Reply

    Trace

    I’ve also just found a matching second one.

    https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/636889305.jpg

    • #35288 Reply

      Ron

      Trace,

      Yes, this should be another Fritz Thenn Regensburg Steinzeug factory stein pre-1900.

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