Stein of the
Month: December 2005
~ Enameled in Regensburg,
article and photos by
SCI Master Steinologist John McGregor
As I've reported elsewhere, both the Regensburg and Freising factories sold
blanks to the August Saeltzer workshop where they were decorated. However, both
factories also enameled some pieces on their own. Evidently, based on the number
of surviving pieces, the Regensburg factory only produced a very small number.
main difference in the pieces decorated by Saeltzer and Regensburg is that the
Saeltzer pieces were decorated with works of art and the Regensburg pieces were
simply painted. While more simply done, the Regensburg pieces are very
attractive as evidenced by the subject of this stein of the month.
note that the lower handle attachment is curled just as they were in the 16th
and 17th centuries. Regensburg was the only modern (after 1850) factory to
actually curl the end of the handle. All other factories used faux curls molded
into the handle.
This is a small piece, approx. 1.0 liter and was
probably manufactured during the Zinkl-Thenn period, 1875-77.
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