Antique V&B Mettlach Beer Stein Etched #1566 High Wheel Bicycle Custom Lid c. Made in "etched" technique the famous Mettlach etched production that made it so famous.The theme of the stein is the bicycle sports - it shows a happy bike rider on a high-wheeler. The stein was created in the 1880s - the high wheel bikes were quite common at that time. It all is drawn in a very realistic manner - quite interesting to see the bikes and outfits of bicycle sports of yesteryears. The design was created and signed by C. Goerig - one of the most prominent artists who worked for Mettlach. The stein has a very interesting custom-made lid with a figure of a high-wheel bicyclist on top. It is not a common lid - it was most likely a special order lid. The upper part of the stein is inscribed with Heil Bruenner! Motto as the presentation inscription for the original owner. It is marked with impressed Mettlach Tower mark, model number 1566 and year mark 85 for the year of production 1885.
This special "Patent" mark was used from 1880 till 1899. Impressive 9.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.5L capacity. The stein is in excellent flawless condition - there is no chips, cracks, lines or any damage whatsoever, the li d is sitting tight. The lid was silverpalted over brass metal originally, the silverplate is mostly worn out.
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