Stein Collectors International
Featured Stein ~ August 2019
|~ Same Stein, Different Materials and Makers
By Ron Fox
On occasion, you will find two steins with the same shape and design.
It becomes interesting when they are made by different manufacturers
and in different material. The obvious question is how are they linked
and why are they the same? The answer is that an artist created the
design and sold the artwork to two different stein makers. Because of
the different materials, it would be easy to overlook their likeness.
I have had the glass stein for almost 20 years. I found the copper
stein about a year ago and did not realize their similarity until a few
months later. They were in different parts of my collection and it
wasn't until I was polishing the copper stein that I noticed their
likeness. Now they are proudly displayed next to each other on the same
The first stein is made of green blown glass and has a transparent
enamel floral design around the entire body. The mount is made of brass
and has a matching green glass inlay with same design.
The second stein is made of mixed metals with the body made of copper
having the same design as the glass stein in a silver overlay. The
handle and lid also have the same shape as the glass stein