These are beautiful hand crafted German wine stein pitchers often called jugs. They are a gray salt glaze with rich cobalt blue designs.These steins are in the shape of a small personal/individual size jug or pitcher. They have nice wide looped handle. The handle has a wide curved top that serves as a nice thumb rest. The tall one is 7 inches the shorter one is 5 inches. The shorter is marked 7/4. Liter and the taller one is 0.5 Litter. Tall 0.5 litter. The shape of these jugs are wide and bulbous at the lower belly with a tucked in pedestal style rimmed base. The wide belly narrows toward the mouth of the jug. The mouth is neatly defined with a slightly tilted and rounded rim with a petite pointed spout. The designs are incised, embossed and sculpted. The bunches of grapes and scattered grape leaves are accented with a very dark cobalt blue. Draped across the front of each piece is a banner incised with the German phrase "Trinkt Wie Eure Vater Aus Stein Den Wein" which ltranslated means "Drink your wine from stone (stein) as your father did." a more is poetical manner: Drink your wine from a jug of stone, as once your fathers did. I have a pair I use for oil and vinager. They are very good condition. No flaws noted.
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