Stein?

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  • #1951 Reply

    Marg

    Hi – I’m having a little trouble dating this rather lovely object which I believe could be a stein. There appears to be a small indent at the top of the handle and the shape of the mouth leads me to believe that there could have been a lid.Stein
    Any help would be gratefully accepted.
    Thank you. Danke!

  • #1952 Reply

    Marg

    `https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203397833177079&set=pcb.10153172939151060&type=1&theater

  • #1953 Reply

    Marg

    Posted by Marg Thomson on Friday, February 27, 2015

    • #1954 Reply

      Ron

      Marg,

      If there is a hole at the top of the handle or indentations on the sides at the top of the handle, then a lid was intended. This could be bought without the lid so the owner could have one attached later. This is not a stein, but rather a pouring pitcher. Based on the hand holding it, it is rather small so it may have been a salesman’s sample or intended for a child. If it says West Germany, then it would date to its creation on 23 May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990. Are there any other marks on it?

  • #1956 Reply

    Marg

    Hi Ron – thank you so much for that information – much appreciated. The only marks are on the base with a GERMANY stamp and the very large number. It’s not stamped West Germany. Sorry, I had trouble linking the facebook page and the images aren’t online anywhere.

    • #1958 Reply

      Ron

      Marg,

      What large number?

  • #1962 Reply

    Marg

    sorry! forgot that all the links don’t show up…

    Posted by Marg Thomson on Friday, February 27, 2015

    Posted by Marg Thomson on Friday, February 27, 2015

    • #1969 Reply

      Ron

      Marg,

      The old firm Matthias Girmscheid used large mold numbers in the modern era. I have one of their catalogs (F) from circa 1960 and mold 2670 is shown as 1/2 liter Schnaubenkannen, snort jug. The catalog is in black and white, but it appears it was done in cobalt blue and grey versus your brown color. It is also shown without a lid and I don’t think it was intended to have one. This was probably intended for use for pouring schnapps. There may have been cups or shot glasses to go with it, but they are not shown in the catalog. Several smaller steins are shown (1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 liter), but not with the same scene of a troubadour. Your jug probably dates from the 1960s even though it says Germany. The catalog says Germany and although it is not dated, it is not likely prior to 1949 or after reunification in 1990. I doubt they intended to export this item, and therefore weren’t required to use West Germany on the bottom.

      Don’t drink too much schnapps from your jug at happy hour!

      Ron

  • #1964 Reply

    Marg

    base

  • #1965 Reply

    Marg

    Sorry – having so much trouble posting images 🙁

  • #1966 Reply

    Marg

    Posted by Marg Thomson on Friday, February 27, 2015

  • #1967 Reply

    Marg

    base

  • #1968 Reply

    Marg

    bASE

  • #1970 Reply

    Marg

    Thank you! 1960 was a very good year 😀 I’ll try not to drink TOO much 😀
    I really appreciate the information – it’s fascinating to learn the history of items – particularly ones I know nothing about. In the process of learning about this jug, I’ve discovered some amazingly beautiful W German pottery and will be on the lookout for more.
    Many thanks for your help xoxox

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