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Title 3rd Baden Infantry Regiment beer stein, half litre
Nationality German
Period 1898
Price £200.00

This is a Metlach stein of earthenware rather than the later examples, which are mostly porcelain. The regiment (111th in the German army line) was garrisoned at Rastatt in the province of Baden. The inscription to Reserve Musketeer Schonwiese is hand painted on, as are the names of all his company on either side of the handle.

Also hand inscribed is 'Reserve 1896-97' near the rim, indicating when he did his service in the regiment, the full title of which was Infantry Regiment Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm. Probably being too old by the outbreak of WW1 to serve in a line regiment, he almost certainly would have gone on to serve in the 28th Landwehr Divison.

To reinforce the Baden background, there is a nice image of the Baden griffin in the middle of the stand of arms on the front of the stein.

There is an impressed star of David with some letters in the centre, perhaps a maker's mark. There are various other impressed numbers.

The lid is of patinated pewter, shiny on the inside and blue-grey on the out. The whole is in perfect condition with no wear to the paintwork.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Ceramics : German : 19th Century]

testimonials

Thank you for the delivery which arrived yesterday. The badges are in excellent condition.

P S, UK, 18.12.2012

Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

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