German Jugendstil Beer Stein with Pewter Lid Art Nouveau Stoneware C.1900

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.