Antique Villeroy & Boch Mettlach Stein Gnomes Drinking. Hello from FANCY ENDEAVOURS (previously savvyspyglasstreasures)! A fantastic antique Villeroy & Boch Mettlach beer stein for your consideration. This is “Gnomes Drinking”. Mold #2184, Decoration #966. The stein was designed by Heinrich Schlitt, arguably one of the finest Mettlach artists. It depicts gnomes having a go at what appears to be two of their favorite pastimes: music and drinking! On one side is a gnome playing the lute. On the other are gnomes with a drinking horn. Bees or flies bedevil our erstwhile Gnomes. The whole scene is on a raised background while hops and leaves are in relief on top of that. The pewter lid has a ceramic inlay with a cat? And the thumb lift is a very detailed gnome’s head. The stein is 3/10 liter capacity and has a deeply recessed base. The bottom of the stein is marked with the traditional incised Mettlach Abbey tower, the “METTLACH (VB)” banner, the mold number (2184), decorator number (10) and the year (96 for 1896). The Decoration Number (966) and “GESCHUTZT” (protected) are stamped in black. There is also a handwritten number “8”. A FANCY treasure you must HAVE for yourself or a loved one! Other than some typical glaze crazing with a little light staining, the gorgeous antique Mettlach stein is in excellent condition! I find no dents or nicks to the pewter and the inside looks almost pristine white. You won’t be disappointed! Approximate Dimensions: 7″ to top of the lid cap 7 3/4″ tall to top of gnome thumb lift. PLEASE NOTE: Any display stands or other props that might be used in the pictures are not included in the sale unless specified. Antique and Pre-Owned Collectible Treasures – A Personally Satisfying, Environmentally Responsible, and Fiscally Smart Investment! And: Please keep in mind, I mostly sell used items. Therefore, the item may have some minor signs of use I think are not worth mentioning. I will always mention, in my description above, anything major that I find whether it is damage or a manufacturing flaw. If you have specific questions in that regard, please ask! I will be happy to give you more detailed information. See my other listings. For more great items! Please be ready to supply a street address if you typically use a Post Office Box. UPS does not deliver to PO boxes. To save time, I estimate the size and weight of the packaged item and may estimate a little high. If I underestimate, I do NOT request additional funds. The name “Fancy Endeavours” came to me as I searched for ways to convey my love for the art and products of human enterprise in a smaller, easy to remember title. From music, architecture, and paintings, to ceramics, jewelry, modes of transportation, clothing and accessories, to the little gadgets you see in “As Seen on TV” ads and everything in between; the things we create and have created in the past to make our lives easier and more beautiful are evidence of free human endeavor and a tangible connection to man’s history of advancement. Navy experience, love of all things nautical, and by the popularity of “Pirates of the Caribbean” Disneyland ride and the movies. This disturbing trend will not survive. However, I wish to do my part to celebrate and remind anyone who does happen upon my little corner of the internet that without man’s creativity, our lives would be bleak and hard beyond imagining. And, really, why shouldn’t these talented and creative people, and those like me that find them afterwards, profit from our efforts? However, they were made by their creators for the purpose and intention of making lives (theirs and ours) easier and/or more beautiful. I passionately adore free enterprise in all its forms. I hope you will enjoy these offerings of “Fancy Endeavours” and what they represent! The item “Antique Villeroy & Boch Mettlach Stein Gnomes Drinking #2184. 1C” is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany”. The seller is “fancyendeavours” and is located in Ontario, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Villeroy & Boch
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany