Catalog No. 61
Porcelain, figural, 0.5L, radish handle, lithophane (Munich river scene).
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, depicted here holding a stein and white radishes, a traditional Bavarian beer accompaniment.
Original versions of this stein have been seen both with (below left) and without (right) a spigot in the top barrel. Pricing is generally unaffected. Reproductions (bottom row) typically include the spigot.
Reproductions of this stein, some with markings similar to the originals, were made by Schierholz from about 1986 to 1995.
See also No. 62.