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Title Bavarian Airship (Zeppelin) Detachment beer stein
Nationality German
Period 1913
Sold

This is the holy grail of beer steins! It represents the three years of service of 'Sold.[at] Eggar' (1910-13) with a list of all his fellow crew members in a zeppelin belonging to the 1st Bavarian Airship Detachment. I have had many krugs of a military nature, but never one quite like this. It is marked 'R. Schaller Munchen 2 // Elvira Str[asse].'

The transfer work is beautifully overpainted by hand throughout the piece, all the uniform details being picked out by hand, as well as the list of crew members. There is a lithophane in the base, as you would expect, showing a lady in typical Bavarian costume (ie wearing a dirndl).

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


[EPHEMERA : Porcelain : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

The parcel arrived today and I am delighted. It feels such a privilege to be holding a piece of history.

G C, UK, 14.03.2017

The tropical belt and buckle turned up on time and I am very happy with it and it has been a pleasure doing business with you.

D F, UK, 16.03.2016

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