Ernst Bohne Sohne #9136 Antique Character German Beer Stein Lidded Mug - Skull on Book 1920's. This beer stein has been made in Germany around 1920s by Ernst Bohne Sohne. Bohne skull steins are the companys most recognizable icons, perhaps best exemplified by the (Skull on Book) stein, which was particularly popular in its day among German student societies.Gaudeamus igitur, juvenes dum sumus. Let us rejoice, while we are young. Text is taken from the first two lines of a song in Latin entitled De Brevitate Vita (The Brevity of Life) that has been popular among German students since the 13th century. Founded in 1848 by Ernst Bohne, a German porcelain painter, and taken over by his three sons following his death in 1856, the firm of Ernst Bohne Söhne (Ernst Bohne Sons) is generally regarded as one of the top character porcelain stein makers of its era. The item "Ernst Bohne Sohne #9136 Antique Character German Beer Stein Lidded Mug Skull" is in sale since Sunday, July 30, 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.