Catalog No. 1450
Stoneware, transfer and relief, 0.5L, lid configuration varies.
From the 1888 until the onset of World War I, German males between the ages of 17 and 20 were obligated to serve a period of active military duty, normally two or three years, after which they became reservists, subject to recall through the age of 45. Upon completion of active duty, reservists often purchased souvenirs in remembrance of their experience, personalized beer steins being the most popular of these service mementos.
This body style sometimes seen configured as an Artillery Shell with Iron Cross.
Same model number applied to a stein depicting an Iron Cross in Wreath.
Versions of this stein also exist numbered 6186.
Prices can vary dramatically depending on unit designation and on the presence of a variety of other special features.