Stein of the
Month: March 2002
~ A Mettlach Look-Alike by Matthias
submitted by member Ron Gray
This 1-liter stein by the firm of Matthias
Girmscheid is notable not only for its quality and artistic appeal, but for its
distinct similarity to Mettlach cameo steins. While not a direct copy, it
certainly has the same style and feel.
The base is clearly marked with incised form number (1846) and the Girmscheid
two-story house mark. The front scene (shown at right) is of a poacher being
caught with a rabbit by the game warden. To the left we see an elk and to the
right a hunting dog, both scenes framed with a hunting bag and ducks. Geese fly
around the top border, while dogs chase a deer in the bottom frieze band. The
inlaid lid is of a rabbit.
Despite clear differences in design, the Mettlach cameo which comes immediately
to mind is #2530, the Boar Hunt stein, by Stahl.
Thanks for sharing this with us, Ron!
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