Posted 4 years ago
Stein of Prussian Fusilier Nagel, who served with the 4th Company of the 80th Prussian Fusilier Regiment, stationed in Weisbaden from 1905-1907. Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name translates to "meadow baths," making reference to the hot springs. At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 26 hot springs. Fourteen of the springs are still flowing today.
The central figure depicted on the stein is Germania personified who is holding high the crown of Prussia, flanked by flags, helmets and weapons, with the shoulderboard of the unit at her feet. Two reservists toast over a barrel, with the "Paragraph 11" symbol ("Keep on Drinking"--first 10 paragraphs are the 10 commandments) just above the barrel on the left panel, and soldiers in a fireing line on the right. Pewter top features a soldier holding high his canteen in salute. The thumblift is the crowned Prussian eagle. No chips, cracks or lines in the lithophane.