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Posted 5 years ago


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I would love to find out more info on the Steins. They have incredible detail. The biggest one is 24" Tall. The maker mark on the Bottom is JL. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Interesting pieces. They have an almost metallic look to them. Are they ceramic? Also, are there any other marks anywhere on them other than the initials? I'm anxious to see what you find out about them!
  2. Lucas1980, 5 years ago
    Yes they are ceramic. There are no other marks or atleast none I can find. Thanks
  3. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Hmmm...I'll have to think on that a bit. My son-in-law collects these so I know just enough about them to be dangerous *LOL* But if I find anything that might help you, I'll post it here!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    They have Art Nouveau designs, if they aren't repros, they could be from the turn of the century, 1890-1910. They're really great if they are originals, probably pretty valuable
  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I would lean toward a modern craft project.

    The mold seam is visible in photo #4 and the markings looks like modern initials.

  6. Lucas1980, 5 years ago
    From what I have researched casting has been around for centuries. Is anyone familiar with this design? Are these considered Steins or Mugs? Has anyone seen work done by this Artist? Thanks
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Yes, they've had molds for a long time. I'd say they are deffinitely steins and not mugs. Now that I'm looking closer at these, the initials do appear to be modern though, theres no getting around that..
  8. Lucas1980, 5 years ago
    Thanks for all your help guys. I will try to find more info on these. Thanks again.
  9. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    I'd vote steins too. My understanding is steins have lids, mugs don't. I have seen several steins with the removable (not hinged) figural tops but all were very well marked by the maker. I haven't able to find any information on the JL.
  10. Lucas1980, 5 years ago
    Ok thanks. The person that made these must have spent hours doing so. They are very detailed. I am not sure why they would just initial them. I hope to one day find out who made these. Thanks for all you help.
  11. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    The mold seam speaks to quality-- something easily eliminated during the making of this.

    This type of item is poured in craft shops-- after setting for a day (or two) they are taken out of the mold. While still slighty moist, they are then finished-- mold seams are are scraped smooth with tools, sponge and water. Once that is done, it is painted and then fired.

    I have seen very similar items available in military MWR craft shops throughout the world.


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