Catalog No. 268
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Gruß aus München”
(Greetings from Munich)
Created as the coat-of-arms or archival seal of Munich in 1239, the centrally depicted Münchner Kindl (Munich Child) has evolved from a hooded monk standing in front of Munich’s gate to a charming child and symbol of the city. The Hofbräuhaus and the Bavaria statue, two famous Munich landmarks, are pictured on the sides of the stein.
A special order version of this stein (below right) was produced for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, replacing the Munich Child with an image of a Tyroler Schloß (Tyrolean Castle) from Fair’s Tyrolean Alps concession. Text was replaced with “Gruß aus St. Louis”. Additional D&B steins known to have been produced for the Fair include Nos. 366, 406, 456, 458, 523 and 575.
St. Louis: $200-$300