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

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 : Ceramics : German : 20th Century]


The RFC buttons are Wonderful, thank you.

D D, Canada, 11.11.2009

The pommel arrived safely today... It's a nice little object and really quite tactile... As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to finding something else in your stock to tempt me.

J M, UK, 09.05.2009