Presented for your consideration is this antique German regimental beer stein. The stein has blue, maroon, brown and black stripes around the bottom with maroon and brown stripes around the top. The middle section of the stein shows a colorful military scene. On the front is a crown with a blue and red flag underneath it that reads "170" A banner under the flag gives identification information on the regiment this stein was designed for and appears to read Bei 17 Comp 9 Bnd. To the left of the flag is a group of soldiers gathered around a campfire and a tent can be seen in the background.
The opposite side of the stein shows several soldiers with guns with one of the soldiers raising a flag. German writing is along the bottom of each scene and names of the soldiers in the regiment are written on the back of the stein, flanking the handle. The stein is completed with a pewter lid and thumb pull. The thumb pull is in the shape of pegasus with a cross in the center and a shield to the left. The lid itself has a an ornate pattern with a picture of a soldier and two cannons scattered throughout the ornate pattern.Sitting on top of the lid is a drinking soldier finial. The lid easily opens and closes. On the inside bottom is a lithophane of what appears to be a man sitting down with a backpack over his shoulder.
Beautiful, intricate detailing is present throughout the stein and the colors are vibrant. Enameled accenting is present throughout the scene on the outside of the stein. This neat beer stein would make a great addition to any military memorabilia or stein collection!
Some of the lettering and names have worn and become faint but are still readable. A small paint wear spot is near the bottom of the stein as well. Lid has some light bending around the bottom edge.
Overall in VERY GOOD condition for its age. Please refer to the photos for the absolute best details. Measures 5 1/4" from the back of the handle to the front edge of the stein, 4 1/4" in diameter excluding the handle and 11 1/4 tall.
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The item "Old Antique GERMAN MILITARY REGIMENTAL BEER STEIN Lithophane Bottom Solider Lid" is in sale since Tuesday, February 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "hitchingpostantiques" and is located in Tecumseh, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.