Munich Child in Barrel

Catalog No. (X11)

Porcelain; figural; 1.0L, 0.5L, 0.25L or 0.125L; marked “Martin Pauson, München”; lithophane (Hofbräuhaus fountain).

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 large white radishes, a traditional Bavarian beer accompaniment.

This stein was a special order piece made for Martin Pauson, a Munich finishing shop and distributor. It is sometimes seen with the Schierholz crosshatch mark (#) in addition to the words “Martin Pauson.”

At least one example of the half-liter size is known to exist with a wooden beer stein attached by a wire through a factory hole in the Munich Child’s left hand (bottom left). Although the hole can be found in each of the four size variations, the rarity of the wooden stein raises a question as to whether or not it was originally applied to all examples.

Price Ranges
1.0L: $350-$500
0.5L: $250-$350
0.25L: $200-$300
0.125L: $150-$225

w/ Wooden Stein
w/ Wooden Stein
Lithophane
Lithophane
 
     
Schierholz (X11) 0.5L
Schierholz (X11) 0.5L

 
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