What would be the value of this stein?

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  • #36856 Reply


    My husband collects beer steins, preferably the older ones. This one he bought from an antique dealer back in Germany a few years ago. I have searched the internet left and right and I cannot seem to find either the same or a similar one. The only mark on it says “Der erste Kuss” (The first kiss). It has a lithophane picture of what seems to be two women reading a letter at the kitchen table. We were told it is dated around 1900.
    Can anyone put a value on it by chance? Thank you!

  • #36857 Reply


    beer stein front

  • #36858 Reply


    Katja –

    go to https://www.beerstein.net/

    type in Der erste Kuss in the search box

    About a dozen steins show up – one might be yours.

    If not please repost with some pictures.

    • #36859 Reply



      About the only thing we can tell you about your stein is that it is made of porcelain as lithophanes only appear on porcelain steins. Your stein was purchased a few years ago, so it could be new, vintage or antique (as someone has suggested). You need to post a photo for more help. You will not find your stein in the previous post, because the only porcelain steins listed in the catalogs are character steins. Most porcelain steins do not have marks or mold numbers. The site in the previous post may help identify the scene on your stein.

    • #36877 Reply


      I followed the link provided in one of the replies and there are a few that come close to it. However, neither one of them is the one we have. I know that it is an antique and not a replica.

  • #36875 Reply


    beerstein der erste kuss

  • #36876 Reply


    For some reason it does not let me upload the image. Its not located on a website but on my personal computer.

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