|Over the past couple years I have been lucky
enough to come across three steins that I think everyone will enjoy
viewing. They all feature a stag head protruding out of the side of the
stein in raised relief. (See close up images at the bottom.) The theme
for all of them is naturally some form of the hunt. The first one on
the left has three heads sticking out around the base--a boar, a stag,
and a deer with a image of St. Hubert in the middle. He is on bended
knee before the image of the stag with a cross between it's antlers as
God spoke to him to repent. It is numbered 1774 on the base.
The middle stein has a stag in what appears in the rut surrounded by
does (or hinds). It also features a neat stag horn handle. It is
numbered 1525 and has the initials RD surrounded by a heart outline
"carved" into the tree by the handle. A nice humorous touch!
The stein on the right features a central stag head with a very full
rack jutting out of the stein near the top. It is a known unmarked JW
Remy design featuring Diana, goddess of the hunt with her hounds. This
is is a multi-color version of the stein featured as the September 2009
stein of the month.
As a group, I would say these are my favorites, and if I had three
steins to keep it would be these.