Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein
Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein
Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein
Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein
Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein
Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein

Late 19th Century German Ceramic Beer Stein

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Cream colored ceramic stein with a curved ceramic handle with a molded leaf design and a conical pewter lid with a pewter thumb lift and pewter mountings with embossed floral designs. The body has one panel with a bas-relief design, painted black in the recessed areas, depicting three Jews taking advantage of a German farmer. Across the top is a banner with German text: “DIESER PFLUG WÄR NICHT SO SCHWER WENN LEVY COHN UND SCHMUL NICHT WÄR” (“This plow would not be so heavy were Levy Cohn and Schmul not here”). A farmer stands behind a plow pulled by two horses. He is frowning and holds his downturned head with one hand and a whip in the other. Three Jews, in hats and long coats, have smug facial expressions and large noses. They sit on and weight down the plowshare. Each holds a document with German text: “Wechsel / Dokument / Hypothek” (“Bill of exchange / Document / Mortgage”). Germany, circa 1890. Steins with anti-Jewish images were very popular in late 19th century Germany. The constitution of the newly unified Germany, adopted in 1871, emancipated all Jews. The following decades saw a surge in anti-semitism. It was more vicious and openly expressed, and became a popular cause for several political parties.

Dimensions:

H 8.67 in. x Dm 3.94 in.

H 22 cm x Dm 10 cm

Material: Ceramic 
Origin: Germany
Period: Circa 1890
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