Antique Mettlach Beer Stein. Designed by Heinrich Schlitt. Mold #2181 Decoration #957. I have collected beer steins and glasses for over 50 years. Now it is time to downsize a bit and this is a duplicate, an extra. It is a MINT condition antique Mettlach beer stein designed by Heinrich Schlitt, possibly the most famous of the Mettlach artists. The stein is a PUG (Print Under Glaze) showing a barmaid with a very large stein. The pewter lid is tiered and the thumb lift has the Munich Child. The stein is ¼ liter capacity and 6½ inches tall overall (almost 5 inches to the rim). The companion stein to this one (2181/958) showing a hunter resting under a tree is also listed this week. The stein is in MINT condition. There are no flakes, flea bites, chips, hairlines or cracks and no crazing! I find no flaws in the decoration. The inside is white with no stains. The tiered pewter lid has no dents or dings. It sits properly and the 5-ring hinge and strap are tight. There is one factory flaw, a tiny popped bubble on the left side at the base of the bottom rim (Photo #3). The bottom of the stein has the standard Mettlach markings. The following are impressed: the mold number (2181), quality control number (31) and the year code (99 for 1899). The green Mercury mark, the decoration number (957) and GESCHUTZT (protected) are stamped on the bottom in black along with the hand-written decorator number (15) and an inspection mark (%). Thanks for looking and have a great week! The item “Antique Villeroy & Boch Mettlach Stein 2181/957 Barmaid, ¼L, H. Schlitt MINT” is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany”. The seller is “lindenwood99″ and is located in Saint Charles, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: METTLACH