Stein Mug or so called Beer Stain with pewter lid is traditional German product, first appeared during Black Death plague, mainly to prevent flies and bugs entering baverages as they belived they help spreading a disease.
In the second half of 19. century manufactures found different advantages in using different types of material. Stoneware would be used more for Stein Mugs that have to be carved, as mold was easy to shape. Glass would make production easier and quicker, while porcelain would be used for "character mugs", as they would be very easy to shape depending on character or person they are representing.
Nowdays they are very integrated in German coulture, and are mainly used as decorative pieces, collectibles or souvenirs. Made in different shapes, decorated with many color layers and even with carved pewter lids they represent different parts of Germany and its coulture.
Stein Mugs - King
KING WORKS are situated in the Westerwald (Western Forest) of Germany, near the Rhine and Koblenz (the ancient Roman town of Confluentia) as well as the famous Limes (the fortified Roman border).
In the very first centuries after Christ, you will perhaps find the oldest roots of potters' tradition in the area.
Backed by generations of experience in finest craftmanship, KING-Steins are mostly based on designs of antique originals.
The KING-Collection of Old German, Bavarian, Austrian and Tyrolian Steins, Tankards and Mugs offers you a choice of the most original and skillfully designed products available.
The trademark KING guarantees the most authentic quality to all friends of genuinely handcrafted and handpainted German Steins.
Stein Mugs - Zöller und Born
The family owned company Zöller & Born was founded in 1956 by Alois Zöller and
To follow up the long tradition in the Westerwald area we started production of beer
steins of high quality which are created with great care of genuine stoneware.
The complete development of new models is realized by highly talented designer
artists employed with the company.
All relief steins, the speciality of Zöller & Born, are handpainted and have a valuable
pewter lid to make them attractive collector's items.
Zöller & Born supplies beer steins world wide into more than 30 countries.