Little Red Riding Hood

Catalog No. (F21)

Enameled stoneware, figural, 0.25L, hand-marked “55”.

Little Red Riding Hood is the title character from a well-known folktale which first appeared in print as “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” in a 1697 French text on morality by Charles Perrault. Through this story, young ladies were warned to never talk to strangers, lest they end up in the clutches of a wolf.

This is one of a series of eleven figural steins designed by Franz Ringer, manufactured by Merkelbach & Wick, and then hand-enameled, probably at the Jacob Reinemann facility in Munich. Most have been seen only in a ¼-liter size and were apparently made specifically for children. They typically carry an incised “J. Reinemann/München” bottom mark and a hand-painted decoration number (49–59).

See also Girl with Dolls and Flowers, Gnome with Mushroom Hat, Grethl, Hans in Luck, Hanswurst, Kasper, King, Munich Child, Princess and Queen.

Price Range: $600-$800

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