Fabulous Vienna Austria 1900's Hand Painted "Falstaff" 6" Portrait Tankard Stein by Pickard Artist "HEINZ"
This is a nice example of an early 1900's hand painted Portrait Tankard....decorated and signed by the Pickard Artist, "J.Heinz". Heinz decorated for Pickard from 1905--1910. Alan Reed's Pickard Collectors Book provides a bio, as well as photo examples of Heinz's outstanding works. . Heinz has done a fabulous job of decorating, catching "Falstaff" with a very expressive look and dressed in colorful garb of the day The Tankard Stein, itself, has wonderful background colors of creme green, creme burnt orange, brown, and red/brown. The handle extends from top to bottom on the Tankard and is totally gilded as is the Tankard rim.
This attractive hand painted Falstaff Tankard Stein is in excellent condition and is totally free of nicks, chips, or other damage.
The Tankard has been decorated on an early "Vienna Austria" blank, while the Pickard Artist, "Heinz", has prominently signed the Tankard's side[see photo].
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