Antique German Green Glass and Silver Plate Beer Stein Historismus by WMF c. 1892
Antique German Green Glass and Silver Plate Beer Stein Historismus by WMF c. Description: Presented is a beautiful German beer stein made of hand-blown green glass with fantastic silverplated mounts. The stein was made in around 1892 and is designed in distinctive “Historismus” style with Renaissance style decorations and lion thumblift. The stein was manufactured by WMF or Wurtemburgische Metallwaren Fabrik – very famous for it’s Art Nouveau and Historismus designs and unique silverplate technique. It was designed under the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer. Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894. WMF was a major German metal ware designer company, operating in many countries. The glass is stone cut creating facets for beautiful optical effects. There is a presentation engraving on the lid reading: Ihrem hochgeschatzen I. Vorsitzenden “Geselschaft Edelweiss 23/7/92″ – “To our esteemed 1st chairman of “Edelweiss Society” July 23d 1892″. The mark was in use in 1880 – 1913. Number “20” is most likely the model number. The stein is in excellent condition, the silver plate is almost completely intact. No damage or repairs. The stein is large and impressive, standing 9 tall to the top of the finial. It is 0.5L capacity. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany”. The seller is “beer-stein” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.