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Title Half litre beer stein, 11th Bavarian Infantry
Nationality German
Period 1905
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This half-litre stein is 26.5 cm high and has a fairly minimal amount of overpainting on the transfer work, but sufficient to convince one, together with the patina of the pewter and the wear on the base, of its early 20th-century origins. The owner's name, 'Gef.[reiter] Sauer' (Corporal Sauer) is painted on it.

Unusually, but maybe this reflects Bavarian practice, there is no list of his company buddies on the reverse of the stein. These lists were normally placed either side of the handle on Prussian examples.

There is a lithophane of a naked lady in the base. The condition is excellent throughout (no star cracks to the base).

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


[EPHEMERA : Porcelain : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know the two propelling pencils, in the form of pistols, have just arrived in the condition you sent them. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent and prompt service, and I will keep a look out on your site for any other pencils you may have for sale in the future.

M H, UK, 09.02.2011

The knot is here, it's very fine

M B, Germany, 08.10.2009

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