Catalog No. CS7
Description: Stoneware, 5", unlidded.
Issue Year: 1976
Edition Limit: Unlimited
Manufacturer: Ceramarte (Brazil)
During the late 1970s, Ceramarte produced more than a dozen different “miniature” (¼-liter) German style beer steins, three of which had central decorations similar to larger steins sold by Anheuser-Busch (i.e.. CS4 – “Olympia”, CS5 – “Pileque” and CS6 – “Senior Grande”). Anheuser-Busch claims to have no available information regarding what item(s) carried the stock number "CS7", but literally all known Ceramarte miniatures have been and continue to be sold as CS7 in the secondary marketplace.
At least one observer claims that only the “Olympia” miniature (right) was originally sold by A-B as CS7. Others take the position that the Pileque (below, top row) and Senior Grande (below, bottom row) miniatures should also be included under that designation. In any event, it is almost certain that not all Ceramarte German style miniatures carried the stock number CS7, even though they are regularly marketed as such. Unfortunately, no clear documentation on this issue is currently known to exist.
Most or all central designs applied by Ceramarte to this basic body style (including the three pictured here) can be found in full-color, limited-color, and monochrome versions. Those painted in full color may have a cobalt blue background color limited to the central image only or extending around the entire body of the stein.