This is a really good example of an Art Nouveua / Jugendstil salt glazed stoneware beer stein - The design is unusual and is rather angular, reminiscent of designs of the Glasgow School .It is hand thrown and the decoration is crisply executed. I'd date it as made between about 1890 and 1920. The stein is stamped on the rim with a 1/2 litre capacity mark, The lid has no marks, but is of good quality pewter, made with a 5 leaf hinge rather than a 3 leaf hinge you get on later reproductions. The base has pattern numbers only. Size: 13 cm high x 10 cm wide at the base ( 5 x 4 inches) approximately. Capacity 1/2 litre Weight: 612 grammes Condition: Very good. There is the wear from occasional use that you would expect on an ornamental stoneware item of this age - but no chips or cracks - the lid has very minor dents and abrasions. Altogether it is a very classy stein, and displays really well.