Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759

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Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759

Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759
Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dated 1759. Description: Antique German beer steins from before 1850 is a very specific category called “Early”. They are rare, highly collectable and include beer drinking vessels from as far as the 16th century to the first half of the 19th. These are the production samples from pre-industrial era – made by hand with the help of simple machinery. Presented is an early faience beer stein from Hannover-Muenden area. This was a very large faience producing area in the 1700s – early 1800s. The factory was active for exactly 100 years – from 1755 till 1854. It is well known for the most common decoration motive – a leaping or jumping horse. This, however, is a different subject matter – quite scarce. It shows a bird with yellow body sitting on a chimney pipe. The background is covered with the “sponge” paint – the magenta color background that was really made with a sponge. This type of background was used by many faience factories in the 1700s. The lid is pewter – a very unusual for the period, with a center medallion showing a horse rider and relief decorations along the perimeter. The lid is engraved with the original owner’s name – F. Anna Margreta Hassta and dated 1759. This is the real date – the stein was made in or before 1759. It is interesting to notice that the H-M factory made their own lids without using outside pewterers. Their lids are always different from the lids of other factories. The lid is marked on the inside with the Hannoverisch pewter mark. The stein is in excellent condition. There are some minor glaze flakes on the upper rim under the lid, but no chips, no cracks, no repairs whatsoever. This is a very rare condition for a faience item 270 years old. It is quite large and impressive, standing 8.5 tall, approx. Over 1 L capacity. This is a historical beer drinking vessel about 270 years old in excellent condition for the age. I guarantee my description and dating! Condition: Excellent for the age. Height: 8.5 in. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Track Page Views With.
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Hannover-Muenden Yellow Bird dat. 1759

Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740

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Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740

Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif Signed BK c. Description: Presented is a very impressive and beautiful old German beer stein manufactured in the town of Bayreuth in northern Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main river in a valley between the Franconian Jura and the Fichtelgebirge Mountains. Made of faience in bulbous form called “Birnkrug” (pear-shaped) in Germany, with hand-painted cobalt-blue decorations. It shows floral motifs with a bird as a main subject – nicely done in some kind of primitive but stylish, traditional 18th-century style. Birds were quite popular as a subject matter for faience stein in the 18th century, and Bayreuth factory used it more often then other manufacturers. Nice pewter lid with a hollow ball thumblift. This type of thumblifts was popular in the 1700s. The type of decoration and the shape of the lid and the thumblift suggest the stein was made in the first half of the 1700s. The stein is signed on the bottom with the factory mark – “BK” – this mark was in use from 1728 to 1744. “B” is for Bayreuth, “K” is for Knoller – the factory owner at the time. The mark underneath BK is the artist decorator’s mark. The other inscription on the bottom are later notes. The stein is in great condition for the ceramics item that old. There are minor flakes on the upper rim and some glaze wear on the inside. There are no chips or cracks – a rare thing for a faience piece that old. A large and impressive antique vessel standing 10.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, about 1.5L capacity. Year: 1728 – 1744. Height: 10.5 in. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Track Page Views With.
Antique Early German Faience Beer Stein Bayreuth Factory Bird Motif BK c. 1740

Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761

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Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761

Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden dat. Description: Presented is a very old German/Austrian beer stein made in the mid-1700s. The stein was made in the factory of Gmunden – now it’s a small town in north Austria that was once famous for faience production. The stein is made of brownish clay with a tin-based white glaze. The steins of this shape are called “Birnkrug” or “pear-shaped stein”. It is decorated with a hand-painted floral design. The decoration is typical for Gmunden with vivid colors and bands on top and bottom. The combination of grass-green and dark yellow is also very typical for Gmunden. The pewter mounts consist of a dome-shaped lid with a large hollow ball for the thumblift, a five-ring closed-type hinge, and a foot ring. The lid engraved with initials M. And is stamped with pewter hallmarks consistent with the age. It is 9.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, about 1 L capacity. The stein is in a good condition for the over 260 year old piece. There is a professional repair to a chip on the upper edge see the last pic. The lines you see on the pictures are the glaze crazing – there is no damage to the body. The lid is sitting tight and has no damage as well. Condition: Good w/chip repaired at neck. Height: 9.5 in. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Com. Track Page Views With.
Antique German/Austrian Early Faience Beer Stein Birnkrug Gmunden d. 1761

Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s

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Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s

Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. Description: Presented is a rare example of early German pottery. This high-fired earthenware dark blue jar was made in Nuremberg. Every German town and every region that was known to make pottery had its own unique technologies and trade secrets. That’s why we can determine where a particular piece was made based on the appearance, style and the type of the pottery. This one was a quite common pottery type in the mid-1700s – it is called “Nurnberg Wursthafen” or Nuremberg sausage jar. It was made in different sizes and usually a household had several of them for each sausage type. They were made by the same factories that manufactured faience beer steins and they employ the same technology – high fired earthenware with lead-based glaze, and usually with the beer stein type lid and the foot ring. The one with the lid is estimated at 1500 – 1800 EUR. This one doesn’t have the lid (not all of them did) and I priced it way lower. However, this is still the same “Nurnberg Wusrthafen” – an interesting and historically significant ceramics artifact. And of the largest size. The jar is large and impressive – it stands 8″ tall and 8″ wide to the handle, with approx. A very similar, almost identical jar only lidded I show in my pictures. The jar is in a good condition, the appearance is excellent. There are some manufacturing issues and impurities – some minor chipping on the bottom rim that is actually glazed over – it was a manufacturing issue – the jar was made by hand after all – but no structural damage whatsoever, no cracks or hairlines, no post-production chips. This condition is usually called “mint” – exactly as it came from the factory. It is very impressive and elegant and a true historical piece that carries almost 300 years of both culture and technology. I guarantee the authenticity. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter.
Antique Early German Faience Stein/Wursthafen/Sausage Jar Nuremberg c. 1750s