Fantastic Uranium drip glaze Beer Stein from Dümler & Breiden from 1938, large 1 Liter capacity.
Fully marked on base with crossed D B Hoehr stamp which was used in the 1920s and 30s, model number 1846 and painters staff number 5.
Elaborate sea shell design, 12 in number, going around the main body with 6 foliage/sea shell reliefs.
Gorgeous, vivid colours of Seladon greens, orange, yellow, creams and brown.
Stunning piece with dated lid engraving:
Zum Andenken For Remembrance
In very good condition, few signs of wear, lid sits well, suitable for use if you manage to drink a liter of anything :)
Rare model, hard to find, especially in such good condition. A record of this model exists in the Beer Stein data base, where it is listed under Dümler & Breiden with it's model number, though with no picture, it is that elusive.
A wonderful collector's piece, great gift for the avid Stein enthusiast.
The possession and selling of Uranium is forbidden by law in Germany since the 1970s, an exemption exist for pre 1970s stoneware items as any radiation is minimal and classed as harmless.
However the risk to workers (painters), who are exposed to much higher levels on a daily basis, was much higher, therefore the use of all Uranium based colours were outlawed.
This makes the older pieces highly collectible as only a finite number still exists and no new ones are created anymore.
The vivid colours which almost appear as 'glow in the dark' (but they dont) are created by the uranium.
They're perfectly safe to use in your home, otherwise the strict German Government would't have made an exemption after extensive research and testing.
We have many pieces ourselves which we've been using everyday for years.
The Stein measures 19 cm tall (21 cm up to lid lever), 12 cm body diameter and has a large 1L internal capacity.
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