This German made stein was originally designed in 1900 by Prof. Richard Riemerschmid, of Munich, Bavaria, a major figure in the German Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) movement. Prof. Riemerschmid was an architect, city planner and artist (painting and designing) and responsible for founding the Jugendstil architectural style of the time.
The Jugendstil style is the German equivalent of Art Nouveau. Jugendstil literally translated means "youth or young style" and was named after a Bavarian publication of the time. The overly ornate styles of the past gave way to this new art style of simple abstraction of the natural world. Pieces made in this time period are typically formed into non-traditional body shapes and feature pleasing organic designs.
Salt glazing is a unique process and involves adding salt into the kiln during the firing process; thus variations, darkening, glaze coverage or spotting in the finish are normal and make each item one of a kind!
Limited Edition of 3000 pieces*
*This item is being sold from the quantity on hand at the factory and will likely not reach it's edition limit. Once stock has sold it will be retired by Girmscheid.
~Due to the unique shape of this stein it is recommended care is taken when opening the lid fully, as the weight of the lid will cause the stein to become unstable~
- Antique finish Jugendstil style pewter lid
- Cobalt blue and stonegray salt glaze finish, relief decoration.
- Height: approx. 3 1/8" to top stoneware stein body, 4.25" to top of lid
- Volume: 0.4 Liter
- Stamped "Handarbeit Salzglasur" (hand-made, salt glazed) and "Jugendstil Prof. Richard Riemerschmid Entwurf 1900" (designed 1900) on the base.
Made in Germany by Girmscheid
Part of the Merkelbach Jugendstil by Girmscheid Series; reproduced using original Merkelbach molds.