Featured Stein ~ September 2020
Twin Munich Maid Stein
Die Lustigen Steinjaeger von Wisconsin
This is a 1/16L
pottery stein, with a pewter lid. The method of decorating is called
threaded relief (fadenrelief). It was made in Germany and my
guesstimate is somewhere around 1925.
The overall color of the stein is cream with a light grey/lavender
coloring at the top. There is a reddish-brown band on the base of the
stein. The “Twin Munich Maids” are sitting back to back on a brown
chair, or perhaps it is meant to be a steeple. The figure on the left
is holding a stein while the one on the right is holding a radish. They
each have a blue green keg or barrel on which they are resting the
stein and radish. Between their backs are what appears to be twin
steins with thumblifts meeting in the middle.
The handle is applied. The hinged pewter lid has flowers around the top
point of lid. One appears to be missing its center. Next there is a row
of plants with leaves and a bud or flower. The base of the lid has
flower blossoms and leaves around it. The pewter thumblift appears to
have an acorn between two heart shaped leaves.
The base includes the impressed word GERMANY and a few other marks
which are unclear.