Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Stone Ruby Red Flashed and Cut Marienbad Spa c. Description: This very interesting stein was made around mid-1800s - in 1850s-early 1860s.It is made of blown crystal glass flashed with deep ruby-red color. It was then stone-cut to make vertical facets. The sides of the steins are copper-wheel engraved - this was a technique that required some serious skills and created beautiful art work. On the front panel shows inscription" "Andenken von Marienbad" - "For the memory of Marienbad. This is a so-called "Spa" or souvenier stein - the steins of this type were made to commemorate somebody's visit to a spa town. The side panels are nicely engraved with some views of the town of Marienbad - the famous spa town in mid 1800s. This type of glass beer steins was very common in 1870s. The steins of this kind came mostly from Bohemia - now Czech Republic. Five ring closed type hinge. The lid is pewter with a clear glass inlay and small thumblift typical for mid-1800s.
The stein is in excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. It is a small children's or woman's stein 4.5 tall to the top of the thumblift, 0.2L capacity. Use the FREE Counters 1 million sellers do - Vendio! The item "Antique German/Bohemian Glass Beer Stein Ruby Red Cut Marienbad Spa c. 1870s" is in sale since Sunday, March 30, 2014.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany". The seller is "beer-stein" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.