Posted 5 years ago
This is a Reservist's military stein for a Bavarian foot artillery regiment. This stein is in vibrant Bavarian Blue with beautiful scenes to each side. One of them comical in that one of the regiments guys is being fired from the cannon, and is on his way through the skies to his Bavarian Heimat (Parol Heimat!) The central scene has the large artillery piece being manned by an artillery team. All sorts of patriotic saying adorn the body of the stein, along with the usual “Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit” translated to say “In memory of my service time”. The former owner Obergefreiter (Senior Lance Corporal) Skirsch and the names of his fellow reservists are listed down each side of the steins handle. He was apparently promoted to Obergefreiter after the stein had been ordered and the roster applied, because his name appears under "Gefreiter", with "Obergefreiter": added beside his name. The lithophane bottom depicts a soldier courting a maiden while upon the early evening moon. She stands (Juliet like) on her balcony. The lid has the crest of courage with the Bavarian shield surrounded by lions while the thumblift is also the Bavarian Lion with shield. The central theme of the cannons also has a nice potpourri of flags, helmet, artillery shell, bugle, bayonet, rifle, field pack, blanket roll, etc. Nice condition through out. Measures about 10 inches high.