Uranium drip glaze Beer Stein from Dümler & Breiden from the 1930s, large 1 Liter capacity.
Marked on base with the crossed D B Hoehr stamp which was used in the 1920s and 30s, and model number 1847.
Extremely rare Stein featuring 5 vertical fish in net reliefs. Non engraved lid sits well, suitable for use, minimal signs of wear, in very good condition. Full hand grip handle.
Vivid Seladon greens, orange, yellow, creams and brown colours.
Perfect gift for the avid Stein collector or fishing enthusiast in your life.
Tremendous, elusive piece, you won't find another one of these. Perfect example of a large Uranium drip glaze art deco Stein from 1930s Germany.
It was in Germany that the Beer Stein was invented in the 1500s due to the Bubonic plague (Black Death) which had killed more than 25 million Europeans.
To prevent little flies from spreading the disease a law was passed requiring all food and beverage containers to be covered by a lid to prevent contamination. The common mug also had to be covered, and this was accomplished by adding a hinged lid with a thumb lift. This ingenious invention was soon used to cover all German beverage containers while still allowing them to be used with one hand.
Enforcement of the law was strict and soon all existing and new mugs had hinged lids and the Beer Stein was born, a tradition which was kept even long after the disappearance of the Bubonic plaque.