Lidded Beer Stein
This terrific, vintage, original KING #5 German stoneware lidded beer stein was handcrafted in Germany by KING, and depicts Austria's Coat of Arms on the face panel. It stands 7Â¾" tall, weighs 1 pound 13 ounces, is numbered 605 and is in excellent condition. The stamp on the bottom reads "Original King", "Austria", "Handmade, Handpainted, Handarbeit, Handmalerei". It is also stamped Â½ on the bottom, which would indicate a half liter. This stein is topped with a hand painted Bald Eagle on the heavy conical pewter lid with hinge and thumb lifts.The double-headed eagle of the Hapsburg-Lorrin dynasty, used as Austria- Hungary's coat of arms between 1867 and 1915 is the one hand painted on the face panel of this stein. The Hapsburg family used the eagle, first one-headed and later two-headed as the main supporter behind the shield. The head represents the dual sovereignty of the Emporer (secular and religious) and/or dominance over both East and West. The two-headed eagle continued to be on Austria's coat of arms until 1938. The eagle's claws hold a golden sickle and a golden hammer. From 1934, to the German annexation in 1936, Austria used this coat of arms, which consisted of a double-headed eagle with the broken chains âe" which later symbolized the liberation from Nazism and was added after World War II. The Alpine flower of Austria, Edelweiss, is depicted in relief along with other heraldic symbols in the side panels. This is a truly beautiful piece for the experienced or beginning collector; and is a beautiful representation of a wonderful part of the history of Austria and Hungary. Founded in 1949 as "Wurfel & Muller", known today as "KING" or "KING-Werks", KING is one of three German stein companies that still produce 100% of their steins in Germany with 100% German materials and labor. This stein is vintage, unique, and quite collectible. Bid now before someone else does and you lose this treasure forever! Payments. We prefer PayPal, but we accept personal checks, certified checks, and money orders. Some items may require immediate payment, in which case you will need to use PayPal to make your payments. Failure to pay for an item within 15 days of the end of the sale, whether by auction or Buy-It-Now, may result in the cancellation of this transaction by mutual agreement and the seller may apply to eBay for a refund of the final value fee. International buyers must If the shipping and handling method for your country is not shown in the listing please contact us for shipping and handling charges prior to bidding or buying. Shipping and Handling. We usually ship the business day after receipt of confirmed payment. We ship most items by U. S. Mai via Media Mail, Parcel Post, or Priority Mail. We sometimes add a small handling fee to the postage to cover the cost of shipping supplies. This small additional charge varies by the size of the package and the amount of packing material needed to protect the item in shipment. Shipping Policy E-mail notification with delivery confirmation number provided immediately upon shipment
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