This beautiful hand painted stein, circa 1920, was either decorated in a professional or small home studio environment by an accomplished artist. The luscious pears varying from hues golden yellow to orange/red are suspended from branches covered with leaves in variegated shades of green and gray. The background is muted light to darker russets to deep rich chocolate brown with the rim edged with gold gilt.
The stein measures 5 3/4" in height, 4 1/2" across the base and 3 3/8" across the top. It stamped on the base "R P Co. over F O". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely tankard stein.