You are bidding on a hand-painted pottery stein believed to be from the Chittenango pottery company. The stein is 5 inches in high. This company was establised in the 1890's and was only in business a short time before a fire destroyed the factory. The stein pictures a gentleman with glasses reading the "Madison County Times". The stein depicts a German pipe on other side of stein. The stein is in good shape, with several small paint chips apparent as shown in picture 2 Attached. T appear to be artist initials on the dark brown coat near hand. T are no chips, nicks or cracks of any nature in the stein body itself. Some minor crazing noted inside stein. The pewter lid top is typical from this manufacturer.We ship USPS priority mail. Shipping will be $12.00. Insurance is extra and highly recommended as we are not responsible for item once it leaves our hands. We charge USPS insurance rates and cost depends on the selling price of the item. Optional insurance cost will be on our invoice. We will combine shipping if you win more of our auctions. Please wait for invoice as we will list combined shipping cost and optional insurance cost. International shipping is extra; please e-mail for rates. We accept paypal, money orders, cashier's checks or personal check. If paying by personal check, item will be held for 10 business days for check to clear the bank. For all other payments, item will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment. It would make a wonderful addition to your collection. Please check out our other auctions. Thanks for looking and good luck!