Glass stein

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    Hello. I have a glass stein.!Ag6oQk6zgfAqhHhqy53tPsO8FVuv?e=V8t6hP

    It depicts a girl in a hat and with a book. There is a volume mark – 1/4. I have several questions:
    1) The most important question: why were the early steins with marks – 1/4, 1/2, 5/20, and the late steins have marks – 0.25 and 0.5?
    2) Who is this girl with the book? Maybe she is the heroine of some kind of novel or picture of the artist?
    3) What is the name of the drawing method to the surface of this stein? Glass enameles?

    Thank you so much for yours answers!!!!

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    Your unlidded stein (often called a mug by collectors) is blown clear glass with wheel ground faceted sides and enameled decoration. It was probably made circa 1900 and the motif is simply a traditional view of a woman in native dress (Trachten). My impression is that she may be on her way to church, holding a Bible. Capacity marks have always been inconsistent, with each factory choosing the style they preferred.

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      Thank you so much for your answer! I forgot to say that this mug was found in the trench.
      As for the marks: I noticed that after ~1936, the fractional system (1/4, 1/2, 5/20…) disappears in the catalogs of many manufacturers of glass mugs and the decimal system (0.5, 0.25) appears. Perhaps units of measurement of volume were changed in accordance with new state standards? In any case, decimal units of measurement are not found until the 30s. I have been looking for an answer to this question for a long time. The answer to him would help to more accurately determine the date of manufacture of mugs

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