Mettlach 5024 / 5394 Antique Faience German Lidded Beer Stein - Mercury 1901. This faience beer stein has been made in Germany made in 1901 by Mettlach.
Absolutely gorgeous piece hand painted and still in great condition, except a hairline about 1 inch, on the side. Lid is closing tight without problem. Und hier wird Pegasus mit Macht von dem Gehalten, der in dem Fabel Reich das Post Amt zu verwalten. And here is Pegasus held with all strength by the one who, in this fairytale Kingdom, has to administer the post office. Als aller Götter bot: vor dem man paulum hat, dort auch gesehen auch an/in der Enstrenser Stadt.Being the messenger of all Gods: not feared by anyone, there he was seen near/in the town of Enstrenser. The somewhat obscure text was apparently written contemporaneously with the creation of the image above it during the early to mid-17th century by either J. Baur or Melchior Küsell, the Renaissance artists originally responsible for the design. Some of the words have long ago gone out of use, leaving at least parts of the translation subject to revision as additional information is discovered. Condition: Has hairline in the side. The item "Mettlach 5024 / 5394 Antique Faience German Lidded Beer Stein Mercury 1901" is in sale since Thursday, July 13, 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.