Stein Identify

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  • #38413 Reply

    Elkeiga

    Hello, I got some beer stein, I don’t really know too much about this, but one of the stein that I couldn’t identify was this one, the only things that I can read are some numbers on the bottom, could some one help me with this?




  • #38414 Reply

    Ron

    Elkeiga,

    This stein was made by Villeroy & Boch at their Mettlach, Germany factory. It was made in 1907. Form 406 was made with various subjects. The design could be a city or state coat of arms.

    • #38415 Reply

      Ron

      The date should be 1901.

    • #38416 Reply

      Ron

      The coat of arms has something to do with the German Empire and the Hoohenzollern family, but I am not exactly sure what it represents.

    • #38417 Reply

      Elkeiga

      Thanks a lot, that’s really informative, I even read a little of that family’s History hahaha.

      But one more question, is that kind of Steins unique for each one? I tried to find the stein on the internet but could’t find another that was like the one I have or similar anywhere on the web.

    • #38418 Reply

      Ron

      Elkeiga,

      This form was used for special orders, which is why they are not listed in the Villeroy & Boch catalogs. It was probably made for the Hohenzollern family.

  • #38428 Reply

    Bill G
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    Elkeiga and Ron,
    I believe this Mettlach stein was produced for a Prussian student association. Also, it looks like the emblem is relief added to the base rather than the normal transfer. I would like to hear from someone with more knowledge about student associations. Walt?

    • #38450 Reply

      Ron

      This is not a student association stein. While the blank mold was normally used to put on a print transfer, Mettlach was capable of attaching a relief figure such as the Wappen (coat of arms) shown on this stein. If you go to mysteincollection.com you will find a form 406 that has the relief of the Hamburg Wappen.

  • #38429 Reply

    John Piet

    The crest looks like those on the student association steins, but I do not see anything else to indicate that it is a student stein. It looks like the shield is that of the provisional arms of the German Empire at the Proclamation of Versailles in 1871, however, it was short lived and I don’t know why that would be on a stein made in 1907. Such a shield would usually be displayed in one of the quadrants of a student association’s coat of arms. If this is a student stein, there should be an inscription on it some where. Check along the top rim of the lid which is not visible in these photos.

    • #38453 Reply

      Elkeiga

      This is the only mark that I can see on the lid, I don’t really know if that’s really any kind if letter or symbol, but the rest of the lid was clean



    • #38454 Reply

      Ron

      Elkeiga,

      I don’t know the meaning of the initials.

  • #38455 Reply

    John Piet

    Elkeiga,
    The markings on the lid of a student stein would look similar to those on this stein. Because there are no markings on this stein at all, it may be one that was never finished.

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