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Ernst Bohne & Sohne were a major maker of porcelain steins in the first portion of the 20th. century. Their character steins were known for some great detail making them ideal for display as well as quality porcelain work for actual drinking. This is their "Satan" stein in the 1/4 liter size. It also came in a 1/2 liter and was one of their most popular designs. It has rich, vibrant coloration thru out the face and lid with a white backside and light tan handle. It's hardware and lid rim are pewter.
The porcelain is in excellent plus condition with no cracks, chips, flakes, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. Even the tips of the horns are still there. The artistry is also excellent plus with no coloration rubbed off to base porcelain. You can find a few specks and small lighter color lines in the ear areas that may be original or may be from usage. The pewter hardware is also excellent plus with no cracks, dents, missing pieces or repairs and excellent patina. The hinge is all original and in smooth working order. The hardware is firmly attached to the stein's rim and handle.
The only mark I could find is the "fill line 1/4 L" located on the top of the stein near the handle. But it is not uncommon for a Bohne stein to have no marks on it's base. The stein has several characteristics that are common to Bohne steins as well as this stein is pictured in a Ernst Bohne & Sohne catalog that can be found on the web. The stein is a little difficult to measure so I will be using it's most protruding points. It stands 5 1/4" tall to the top of the hardware. It is It is approx. 3 1/2" wide ear to ear and is approx 5 1/4" deep chin point to handle. Don't miss the chance to have one of what I feel was the Bohne companys best detailed steins in superb condition.
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Ernst Bohne & Sohne 1/4 L Porcelain Satan Stein - Circa 1910
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