Antique Mettlach German Stoneware Lidded Beer Stein # 2959. The gray ground stein features an etched bowling scene with three bowling designs. The center scene shows a pig knocking down the bowling pins.The bowler shows great joy. There is a pig on one platform, marked F. " and a fox on another platform, marked "Q. There are two large steins set on a double platform under the handle. "All' neun und Kranz beim Kegelspiel-Wer das nicht schiebt, der schiebt nicht viel". At the top, near the handle, the stein is marked, "1L". The lid is inlaid with a design, and the lid rim is trimmed with pewter metal.
The pewter thumblift has a tall rounded form. The base impressed mark is, "Mettlach VB Gesgesch 2959" with other marks and a faded green mark. This mark dates the stein -- 1885 - c.The stein has great color and form. SIZE: 10 inches high to the top of the thumblift x 5 3/4 inches wide from side to edge of handle. CONDITION: There is a very tiny nick on the center part of the top raised rim band (barely noticeable). The raised rim band near the bottom part of the handle has a speck of white pottery material with specks of gray color in this area.
The lid edge show a minor ding. The stein is in very good, clean condition -- was well cared for.
The item "Antique Mettlach German Stoneware Lidded Beer Stein # 2959 / 1.0L Bowling Scene" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "50fx" and is located in Red Hook, New York.
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