Mettlach #2959 Antique German Etched Beer Stein Lidded Mug - Bowling ca. Stoneware etched 0.5L inlaid lid signed by F. This beer stein has been made in Germany by Mettlach in 1897. Around the body it has three decorations of bowling scenes with the text on the top.
Stein has been repaired , but it has hairline on the side. All neun und Kranz beim Kegelspiel Wer das nicht schiebt, der schiebt nich viel. All nine and wreath, while bowling He who does not knock them over, does not knock over much.
The name of Fritz Quidenus will not be unknown to collectors of Mettlach stoneware. Post states, somewhat misleadingly, that Quidenus was mainly active in stoneware decoration at Mettlach. This seems to suggest that this artist was resident in Mettlach as an employee of Villeroy & Boch. The assumption is quite understandable, as Quidenus is listed in none of the standard dictionaries of artists, such as Thieme-Becker or Bénézit, which list the names and describe the works of even the most minor figures in the fields of painting and sculpture.
The omission of the elusive Quidenus and at the same time his well-known activity for Villeroy & Boch would therefore seem to indicate that he was an artist who worked only for the Mettlach firm, was consequently unknown outside the factory walls and who for this reason escaped the attention of all chroniclers of art. But it has hairline on the side. The item "Mettlach #2959 Antique German Etched Beer Stein Lidded Mug Bowling ca. 1897" is in sale since Tuesday, August 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".The seller is "24hourshipment" and is located in Sherman Oaks, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.