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GERMAN METTLACH CERAMIC STEIN, with polychrome decoration and varying colors of clay on a brown ground sprig-molded on the sides including wheat and hops designs, "Ein guter Grund / Will keinen Schund" opposite the handle, an inlaid ceramic lid within a metal mount having a molded figural thumb rest. Impressed mark on base with "METTLACH / VB" below a building and "GES. GESCH / 1737". 1885-1930. 14 5/8" H.
Literature: Mark as Kirsner - The Mettlach Book, second edition, p. 16 (upper right), and mold number listed on p. 66.
Provenance: Collection of William D. "Bill" Ross, Bean Station, TN.

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Estimate $80 - $120Aug 27, 2016