Let's Go Bowling! by Walt Vogdes
The glass stein with silver mounts which we see here weighs an
impressive 2 lbs. 6.4 oz., even though the rim stands a modest five
inches above the base. The young man serving as the thumblift for this
stein has his bowling ball raised high, and with mouth open he appears
ready to hurl the ball down the lane. Perhaps he has built up his
strength by hoisting this stein on a regular basis!
The body of the stein has been wheel cut in a honeycomb pattern, with a
sixteen-point start cut in the base. But it's the silver mounts which
make this stein special. The reserve at the center of the lid has been
engraved with the original owner's monogram, and it is surrounded with
a three dimensional ring of hops leaves and berries. The bowler is
supported atop another leaf from the vine. Unfortunately, there are no
maker's marks anywhere on this stein.