Munich Child – Type 4

Catalog No. (F24)

Enameled stoneware, figural, 0.5L or 0.25L, hand-marked “49”.

Created as the coat-of-arms or archival seal of Munich in 1239, the 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.

This is one of a series of eleven character 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, Little Red Riding Hood, Princess and Queen.

Price Ranges
0.5L: $400-$550
0.25L: $300-$400

Size Variations
Size Variations
     
     
MW (F24)
MW (F24)

 
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