The gorgeous and unusual German ¼ Liter antique stoneware beer stein is part of the output of the VIlleroy & Boch factory at the village of Mettlach, produced in 1892. It is etched with a beautiful flower design, blue, light blue and gold, with an inlaid flat lid with a pewter ring and unusual thumb lift. It is marked with the Old Abbey Mettlach VB embossed mark, signifying the 10th Century Benedictine Abbey on the factory grounds in western Germany, and the item number 1452. The stein is 6 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide including the handle. It is in absolutely perfect condition, with no chips or cracks. Stunning addition to any beer stein collection!
Rare Antique Villeroy & Boch Mettlach Beer Stein #1452 German