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1973 "The Budweiser Girls very rare - only 200 sets produced Complete set of four girls representative of the girls used in advertising by Anheuser-Busch, they were manufactured in Italy and individually hand painted by "Capote". Each features a different Budweiser girl and each has a unique handle. The set of steins was originally manufactured in 1973 in Italy for Anheuser-Busch. They picture the Budweiser Girls - women used in early Anheuser-Busch advertising. Approximate Measurements: 9 1/4" T x 6 1/2" W Rim to handle. Condition: 3 are in excellent conditon, 1 - Girl with yellow blouse stein has small chip on lower part of handle and small paint blemish towards lower middle of water jug. The Budweiser Girl in the green dress, framed by classically austere columns, personifies the abiding interest manifested by Mr. Adolphus Busch in building classic structures - like the Adolphus Hotel in Texas. The gown is typical of a style frequently worn in the early beer gardens. The handle was also formed as a column. The Budweiser Girl in the yellow blouse and pink flowered skirt carries a jug symbolizing the pure, tasteful waters used in the brewing of Anheuser-Busch beer. The handle on this stein represents a brick column and arch. It is representative of the brick and stone architecture found in many Anheuser-Busch buildings. The side panel is embellished with the A&Eagle trademark superimposed against a field of Bavarian baroque. The Budweiser Girl in the yellow dress with open parasol, carrying a basket of fruit and flowers and flanked by palm trees, symbolizes those early days when Adolphus Busch, traveling by private rail car, visited Florida - a state in which he always manifested a special interest. The Sunshine State motif is carried forward in the design of the handle and paneling. The Budweiser Girl in the pink dress with red roses, standing in a wrought-iron portico, symbolizes the many gardens and arboretums planted throughout the country by the Busch family. For many people, the name Busch has become synonymous with gardens, a fact visually exemplified by the roses on the gown.

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Set of (4) Rare, Hand Painted, Anheuser-Busch 1973

Estimate $800 - $1,200Sep 17, 2016
4051 West Outer Road
Arnold, MO 63010
United States
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