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PROST! A TOAST TO THE PIN BOY
Take a look at what’s hidden inside this unassuming beer stein. Learn more about this item.
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BANNING BEER?
The 1918 American Bowling Congress tournament in Cincinnati was the site of protest when temperance supporters objected to Hamilton County issuing a temporary saloon license to the ABC for the distrib ...
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AN AMERICAN STEIN
The most well-known bowling beer steins are German, but American potters also wove love of the sport into their work. This pitcher from Trenton, New Jersey, depicts the tenpin set-up as well as a scen ...
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KNOCK DOWN ALL NINE
Like many other Mettlach steins, this piece features an etched, folksy design. The men are bowling a game of ninepin on a rudimentary alley, with their beer steins nearby. The text reads, in German, “ ...
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BEER STEIN DISPLAY
The German art of stoneware steins saw a peak in popularity between 1850 and 1910. Technological advancements allowed for vibrant new designs as well as more affordable steins. Many of the most well-k ...
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VILLAGE BOWLING SCENE
J.W. Remy manufactured stoneware for over a century beginning in the 1860s, and the company began exporting their steins to the United States by 1900. This full-color folksy stein could have been on M ...
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SWIG FROM THE SWINE STEIN
The bowling motif wasn’t exclusive to beer! This majolica, or painted pottery, bowling pig’s straw hat conceals a cork, allowing for liquor storage. An inscription on the bottom reads “B&L Gesetzl Ges ...
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GUT HOLZ! NIPPER
The Schaefer & Vater Porcelain Factory was best known for producing humorous character flasks (also known as nippers), in addition to other porcelain crafts, with a distinctive blue glaze. The company ...
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PEASANTS BOWLING
Mettlach steins are some of the most recognizable tankards in any collection. The company, formally known as Villeroy & Boch, was known for their innovative designs and manufacturing methods. Phanolit ...
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DON’T HIT THE PIN BOY!
In the late 1800s, famed stein manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, also known as Mettlach, began dabbling in “etched” designs. The colorful, decorative steins utilized colored clay to create folksy scenes a ...
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