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19th C. Mettlach Stoneware Pewter Stein - 22" Tall!

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19th C. Mettlach Stoneware Pewter Stein - 22" Tall!
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Europe, Germany, Mettlach, Catalog No. 2126. "Singers with Symbols and Composers of Song" - late 19th to early 20th century CE. - WOW! A rare and sizeable (5.5 liters) beer stein with a musical theme, created by the Mettlach company in glazed stoneware with extensive etched imagery, gilt details, and an extensively decorated pewter lid with thumblift. Portraits of composers surround the upper end -"L. Beethoven; H.A. Marshner; R. Schumann; E. Geibel; V.v. Schiffel; F.P. Schubert, W.A. Mozart; and F. Jos. Haydn" - each one's head in profile and identified in a golden roundel. Below is a goddess wearing flowing vestments, holding a golden harp, with a swan and musical G-clef above as well as the word "Symphonia" in a banner. She is surrounded by 3 winged putti, 2 holding scrolls and 1 holding a book, all presumably reading music. Size: 7" in diameter x 22.25" H (17.8 cm x 56.5 cm); gold-hued details contain 5% gold

To the left are 2 men, one wearing a fancy blue hat and the other finely dressed as well, and holding a sword. To the right is a harlequin-like figure playing a mandolin and a lovely lady. Just above these figures are two more roundels featuring portraits of Ernst Moritz Arndt (a German poet and historian) and Walther von der Vogelweide (a German composer of love songs and political songs). In addition, there is a long scroll of sheet music in a ribbon-like form below.

Mettlach lists this stein for between $3200 and $3800. A rare and very large example.

The Mettlach factory is located on the Saar River in western Germany, close to borders with Luxembourg and France, and housed on the grounds of a former Benedictine Abbey that dates to the 10th century. Interestingly, Johann Franz Boch-Buschmann founded this factory on this site in 1809, and the Villeroy & Boch company resulted from a merger with Nicolas Villeroy in 1836. The Villeroy & Boch Factory at Mettlach is one of the most well-known and highly respected manufacturers of beer steins during the Golden Era of beer stein production in the late 19th to early 20th century.

Provenance: private Long Island, New York, USA collection

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#147458
Condition
Section of base repaired and restored. Handle repaired with visible breakline. Repair done by Luba Sakolina in July, 2007, Brooklyn, New York. Pewter lid and thumblift have developed a nice age patina. Mettlach makers mark and catalog number on underside of base.
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19th C. Mettlach Stoneware Pewter Stein - 22" Tall!

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Jul 11, 2019
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0181B: 19th C. Mettlach Stoneware Pewter Stein - 22" Tall!

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Est. $3,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1,200
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Jul 11, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Europe, Germany, Mettlach, Catalog No. 2126. "Singers with Symbols and Composers of Song" - late 19th to early 20th century CE. - WOW! A rare and sizeable (5.5 liters) beer stein with a musical theme, created by the Mettlach company in glazed stoneware with extensive etched imagery, gilt details, and an extensively decorated pewter lid with thumblift. Portraits of composers surround the upper end -"L. Beethoven; H.A. Marshner; R. Schumann; E. Geibel; V.v. Schiffel; F.P. Schubert, W.A. Mozart; and F. Jos. Haydn" - each one's head in profile and identified in a golden roundel. Below is a goddess wearing flowing vestments, holding a golden harp, with a swan and musical G-clef above as well as the word "Symphonia" in a banner. She is surrounded by 3 winged putti, 2 holding scrolls and 1 holding a book, all presumably reading music. Size: 7" in diameter x 22.25" H (17.8 cm x 56.5 cm); gold-hued details contain 5% gold

To the left are 2 men, one wearing a fancy blue hat and the other finely dressed as well, and holding a sword. To the right is a harlequin-like figure playing a mandolin and a lovely lady. Just above these figures are two more roundels featuring portraits of Ernst Moritz Arndt (a German poet and historian) and Walther von der Vogelweide (a German composer of love songs and political songs). In addition, there is a long scroll of sheet music in a ribbon-like form below.

Mettlach lists this stein for between $3200 and $3800. A rare and very large example.

The Mettlach factory is located on the Saar River in western Germany, close to borders with Luxembourg and France, and housed on the grounds of a former Benedictine Abbey that dates to the 10th century. Interestingly, Johann Franz Boch-Buschmann founded this factory on this site in 1809, and the Villeroy & Boch company resulted from a merger with Nicolas Villeroy in 1836. The Villeroy & Boch Factory at Mettlach is one of the most well-known and highly respected manufacturers of beer steins during the Golden Era of beer stein production in the late 19th to early 20th century.

Provenance: private Long Island, New York, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#147458
Condition
...
Section of base repaired and restored. Handle repaired with visible breakline. Repair done by Luba Sakolina in July, 2007, Brooklyn, New York. Pewter lid and thumblift have developed a nice age patina. Mettlach makers mark and catalog number on underside of base.

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