German Beer Stein Lithophane

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  • #52687 Reply

    Joe Chevalier

    Recently discovered a very old German Lithophane beer stein in our in-laws closet. It is identical to the one shown in this post:

    http://stein-collectors.org/library/TranslationsIllustrated/R/Reich_den_Humpen_mir/trans-r1.html

    It is, unfortunately, missing it’s lid. However, the lithophane on the bottom is very interesting and I would just like to know if anyone here has any more information about it? Or are there any other resources we could use to learn a bit more about the stein?

    As near as I can tell the makers mark says gesrhutgt. Not sure if that is correct, I’m a bit rusty on my German calligraphy.

    Any and all information would be much appreciated!

  • #52689 Reply

    Ron

    Joe,
    Most porcelain steins, particularly those with a lithophane do not have a maker’s mark. Except for character steins and some reservist steins, there are no catalogs of porcelain steins. If you can post some photos of the lithophane and any marking on the bottom or elsewhere, we might be able to provide more assistance.

  • #55922 Reply

    Jamie

    I have a German beer stein I bought at a thrift shop I’d like more info on and any help would be most welcome. I have taken pics. How do I upload them?

    • #55926 Reply

      Walt
      Keymaster

      Start by reading the guidelines at the top of the forum, including how to provide photos.

  • #55924 Reply

    Ron

    Jamie,

    Do you have a photo of the lithophane? Not many porcelain steins are marked.

    • #55927 Reply

      Jamie

      Yes, I do. It’s of a bird on what looks like a nut/acorn. It’s also on the outside of the stein as well. How do I upload a pic?

  • #55925 Reply

    Walt
    Keymaster

    In all likelihood the word on the stein is “geschutzt”, meaning protected (as in copyright).

  • #55928 Reply

    Jamie

    I do not have images available for public viewing.

  • #55929 Reply

    Jamie

    I was able to upload them online. Here’s the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zXvLJeY6BTvnaAU49

    • #55930 Reply

      Ron

      Jamie,

      This is the wren or sparrow of Ulm.

    • #55932 Reply

      Jamie

      Ron

      Ahhhh! Gotcha! The bird makes sense now, as well as the cathedral. Thanks for the background info. Seems like a neat little beer stein.

    • #55931 Reply

      Ron
    • #55933 Reply

      Jamie

      Thanks. Been looking, still haven’t found another/similar one yet…

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