Catalog No. 15
Porcelain, figural, 0.5L or 0.3L.
Produced in full-color, blue and honey tones. The 0.3L version is only known to exist with honey coloring.
Otto von Bismarck (1815-98), known as the “Iron Chancellor,” is generally acknowledged as having been the prime mover in unifying the German states under a single ruler (Wilhelm I), and in the rise of Germany as a great European power.
Reproductions of this stein (0.5L), principally full-color but also honey-toned, were made by multiple manufacturers after World War II, including Rastal, R.P.M. and others. Some have been seen displaying the typical Schierholz crosshatch (#) mark, and others have no mark at all. It is unclear whether or not any of these reproductions were actually made in the Schierholz factory.
0.5L (full-color): $3,600-$4,400
0.5L (blue): $800-$1,000
0.5L (honey): $400-$500
0.3L (honey): $300-$400
Reproductions (all versions): $150-$250