Rare Bas Relief 1896 1ltr Mettlach Villeroy Boch Antique Drinking Stein Tankard
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Rare Bas Relief 1896 1ltr Mettlach Villeroy Boch Antique Drinking Stein Tankard:
This great quality Victorian stein stands 290mm (11.5'') to the top x 120mm (5'') across the base and weighs 1.7 kg. It is marked to the side with the capacity of one litre and to the base with the impressed numbers 202 for the shape, 96 for the date 1896 and the Mettlach towers. The quality as you would expect from Mettlach is very good, complete with the classic raised relief drinking and signing scene with text panels to either side which translate roughly to "In German men's hearts,live joyful song;therefore ring out loud and longin laudable song.". It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, damage or restoration and a dated 1897 personalised inscription around the pewter lid. A fine original example from the best stein maker of the period.
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