A stunning old piece of brass craftsmanship from the German firm of GEBRUDER BING. This tall slender Vase-Jug stands 13.5" high with a base diameter of 5 1/8". There are old dings and a couple of small oxidation marks but it is still a beautiful old piece as the pictures show. Ignaz and Adolf Bing founded Gebrüder Bing in Nürnberg, Germany, in 1865 as a tin and kitchenware manufacturer. Around 1890 the company began making enameled toys. In 1907 Gebrüder Bing made their first bears, joining the teddy bear revolution at its height. To distinguish their bears they used a metal arrow in the bear's ear, with the initials G.B.N. set in a diamond. From 1905 to 1909 Gebrüder Bing was the "Greatest Toy Producer in the World," employing over 6,000 skilled workers. After Ignaz Bing died in 1918, his son Stephan took the reigns of the company. The next year Gebrüder Bing Nürnberg was renamed Bing-Werke. The company was very successful in the toy industry, but in 1927 the family started to separate themselves from the business. With the company in arrears by 1932, all of Bing's tools and machinery went up for auction.
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