The Grand Tour travelers of the Victorian era - travelers of wealth and standing, created industry in tourist souvenirs, and they bought them and had them sent back home as gifts and as proofs and remembrances of their wonderful travels. This is one of those and it depicts wheel-engraved rendering of grape bunches, leaves & vines around the center with a large oval medallion in the front that reads "Feder Tropfen Erquicke Sie". I've tried to translate it, not knowing any German myself, but Google only gives me "Feather Drops Refresh You" which doesn't make much sense. Faceted shaping to the cup itself with the original pewter hinged lid. Some visible age but a beautiful stein, perfect for the stein and/or Bohemian glass collectors. Perhaps Egermann, but definitely Bohemian glass from the late 1800s to turn of the century.
Good to very good condition. Extensive scuffing and scratching to the base of the glass and, as you can see, there is some scratching to the ruby overlay (most visible around the inscription area). We're not sure if the glass panel in the top pewter lid is original but there are no signs that it is a replacement. The hinged pewter portion is slightly loose also. See pictures for measurements.
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