Hand painted china is beautiful whether executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or home studio environment. This beautifully executed stein is from a home decorating studio.
The graceful shape is entirely encircled with bunches of vine ripened grapes in both dark blue/purple and golden tan. Hanging from leave laden vines in autumn shades in combinations of blue/green, yellow, brown, tan and russet. The background is a soft pastel creamy yellow with brown and gray highlights. The arched handle shades from dark to medium brown. The base is encircled with a gold band and the top has a wide gold border. The stein measures 5" in height, 4 1/8" across the top and 3 1/4" across the bottom. Marked with a crown and double-shield "Vienna Austria", which was used by four New York importers, circa 1890-1908. It unfortunately is unsigned by the artist. There are no cracks chips or repairs. If you collect steins and or grape designs, this is a must have.