Catalog No. 24
Porcelain, figural, 0.5L, helmet with spike or eagle finial.
Produced in both full-color (Garde du Corp helmet [eagle finial] only) and in honey tones.
Wilhelm II (1859-1941) succeeded his father, Friedrich III, and was crowned Emperor of Germany in 1888. During his reign, Wilhelm II built up the German military machine and a naval fleet to rival that of Great Britain. He was forced to abdicate under the terms of the armistice ending World War I.
Note that the spiked helmet lid exists in two different configurations (below left and center).
Reproductions of this stein (bottom row), including a blue version, all with eagle finials and some with markings similar to the originals, were made by Schierholz from about 1986 to 1995.
Honey (eagle): $800-$1,000
Honey (std. spike): $500-$650
Honey (tall spike): $600-$750
Reproduction (full-color): $200-$300
Reproduction (honey): $125-$175
Reproduction (blue): $175-$250