Catalog No. 2373
Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid, figural alligator handle/thumblift.
Also produced in an unlidded version with a slightly lowered and reconfigured handle (below left).
On the front of this stein is the great crest of Spain, emblematic of the founding of St. Augustine, Florida by the Spanish in 1565. St. Augustine is the oldest continually surviving city in North America, and the large stone replica of the crest at the city’s Castillo de San Marcos is a Florida landmark. Side images include St. Augustine’s Ft. Marion, originally a Spanish castle completed in 1756, and the old city gate, built in 1808 and at one time the only entrance to the city.
This was a special order stein, sold by the Greenleaf & Crosby Co., a Florida retailer whose first outlet opened in St. Augustine in 1887.