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Antique Tennis Beer Stein, German Mettlach Type, 1914



A beautiful German stoneware 1/2 liter beer stein with its original hinged pewter lid. The stein is decorated with a tennis scene and the front is inscribed 'Bei Spiel, und Scherz, Bleibt Froh, Das, Herz', the base with impressed factory mark and date 1914. The proverb translates roughly as "with games and fun the heart stays young".


  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Diameter: 4.14 in. (10.5 cm)
  • Style
    Sporting Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good, please see images. The darker images are like the item. The lighter ones are over exposed.
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 230021stDibs: LU97576249093

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    $48.85 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-12 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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