GERMAN METTLACH SCHLITT CERAMIC STEIN, having incised and painted polychrome decoration of the keeper of the clock tower with gnome and owl, an inlaid ceramic lid within a metal mount having a molded figural thumb rest, and a German saying. Signed on the design by "H. SCHLITT". Impressed mark on base with "METTLACH / VB" below a building and "GEGEN NACHSBILDUNG / GESCHUTZT / 2092" and in green transfer "VILLEROY & BOCH / METTLACH" and "MADE / IN / GERMANY". 1885-1930. 7 3/8" H at thumb rest.
Literature: Mold number 2092 as Kirsner - The Mettlach Book, second edition, p. 93.
Provenance: Property from the private collection of Audrey "Dolly" and the late William "Billy" Journell, Leesburg, VA.
Excellent undamaged condition.