Early Stoneware Stein Catalog


The material in this catalog is drawn from three books, all titled Fayence und Steinzeug aus Vier Jahrhunderten (Four Centuries of Faience and Stoneware), published in 1990, 1991 and 1996 by Peter Vogt, “Antiquitδten im Rathaus,” Munich, Germany. Permission to reprint here has been granted by Mr. Vogt.

In the original hard-copy version of this material, descriptions of the steins were provided solely in German. We’d like to thank Dagmar Rives for generously donating both her time and skills to produce the Beer Stein Library translations.

It should also be noted that the original text contained numerous bibliographical references to German language source materials. Given the difficulty of obtaining those materials in the North America, the references have been omitted.

Your comments are invited.

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 Altenburg  Creussen  Raeren  Westerwald
 Annaberg  Freiberg  Siegburg  Wetterau
 Bunzlau  Muskau  Waldenburg