This tankard is a bulbous Bartmann krug style with arelief star design on the front. Old man face of Gambrinus at the picturesspout area. Rare cobalt blue and white colors as most are a brown and white glaze. This jug has the KPM scepter mark on the bottom.It stands 12.5inches tall and 7 inches in diameter at the widest point. This is probably 1.5liters in capacity.
Pewter metal lid witha round ball thumblift. If you are a collector of quality bohemian andEuropean porcelain, such as Meissen or Royal Vienna, then you should beinterested in adding this to your collection. This stein is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. According to Wikipedia, a Bartmann jug (from GermanBartmann, "bearded man"), also called Bellarmine jug, is a type ofdecorated salt-glazed stoneware that was manufactured in Europe throughout the16th and 17th centuries, especially in the Cologne region in what is todaywestern Germany.
The signature decorative detail was a bearded face maskappearing on the lower neck of the vessel. They were made as jugs, bottles andpitchers in various sizes and for a multitude of uses, including storage offood or drink, decanting wine and transporting goods. KPM is short for Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur company.Located in Berlin, it is one of Europes oldest manufactories. For more than250 years finest handcrafted porcelain has been made at the production site inBerlin. The products, many of which are exhibited in international design andmuseum collections, impress through their timeless aesthetics and highestquality. Since the company has been established by Frederick the Great thecobalt-blue sceptre is standing for hand-made luxury, trend-setting designs andconsistent values. Please ask if you have questions.
See the other antique and collectable glass, pottery, pewter beer steins, tankards, beakers, and Mettlach items I will belisting for sale. The item "Antique German KPM Porcelain Cobalt Blue Beer Stein Tankard Flagon Krug" is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Other Lidded Steins".
The seller is "g-hi" and is located in Suffolk, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.