This Mettlach stein stands 7.75" high to the top of the lid, by 4.75" in diameter. This stein has a classic form, with a ‘Munich Child’ motif. It is a one-liter stein, the largest of this particular design. This stein is shape #2002, which is entitled "Munich Child", in the references. It has an etched surface and the scene is beautifully presented in a rainbow of rich colors and finished to a nice combination of matte and glossy glazes. The Munich Child is presented in a shield, the symbol representing the town of Munich. The monk is holding a book in one hand, in a classic stance. The town of Munich is in the background in a rooftops presentation, with lots of German script on the lower third of the stein. This stein has an ornate pewter thumblift, and matching pewter lid, which is ornately designed with a 'rooftops' view of Munich in low relief. The details in the pewter lid are exquisite. This stein, like most Mettlach steins, could be ordered with an inlaid lid or a pewter lid. Pewter lids were more expensive then, so a premium was paid to change out the inlaid lid for a pewter lid. This lid is so specific to the Munich ‘rooftops scene’ on the ‘Munich Child’ steins of the period, perhaps they were special ordered for the tourist trade. This stein, number 2002, has all the hallmarks of Mettlach steins as can be seen in the photos, with a date of '97', for 1897. This large one-liter stein is in mint condition, and it makes a very handsome presentation!
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