Beer steins from germany dating 1909
The Bellingham Bay Brewery gave away mugs for promotions and their 1906 ad referred to them as steins!So as not quibble over semantics, for the purpose of this discussion - they're all steins.Of the examples shown here, and including the variations not shown, they number less than sixty.However, I hope that response to this article results in additions to the list.This article provides an introduction to beer steins which were produced by Mettlach in their "golden age" of stein production between 18.Mettlach is easily the best known name among manufacturers of old beer steins, and to collectors the name is synonymous with quality and value.To be accurate, Mettlach is but one of the multiple factories of the company of Villeroy & Boch (V&B), its name being taken from the village where it is located.
Through common usage it's understood that a stein has a lid, and a mug does not.Finally, the group did track down and surrounded a helpless bear.One of the guides asked the president to shoot the bear so he could win a hunting trophy. Production reduced considerably around 1912, due to recession in Europe. Proven to be one of Foltz's designs made prior to the 1885 catalogue. However it was the products sent to the World Exhibition, held in Antwerp in 1885, which gave us the works of art we know today.