German Mettlach Lidded Stein / Tankard by Villeroy & Boch dates 1871-1909
This is an exemplary example of a Mettlach stein by Pillory and Boch. It featured a masterful trellis, grape vine and bird design that wraps around the body to highlight a placard that has what I believe to be a German drinking song. The plaque words, in German, are in black with red accents and are flanked with figures, one male & one female. This stein or tankard has a pottery lid that attaches to the handle with a pewter hinge, the hinge works easily to allow the drinker to open it using one hand.
Marked: Villeroy & Boch, Mettlach, 1370, II, 30 00 and 1/2 L. The mark in green was used from 1874 till 1909.
Measures: 6 inches high at handle x 5 1/2 inches wide including handle.
Early 19th Century European Oil Painting Of Woman and Children
This is a finely rendered oil painting by an unknown artist depicting a woman and her two small children seeking sanctuary from an approaching storm. Her daughter buries her face in her skirts and covers her eyes as the babe in arms looks over his mother’s shoulder, as the woman bends on one knee in supplication, poised to knock on a heavy wooden door. In the background, a cross stands on the edge of a wooded path, leading through the mountains. The sky above is dark and stormy. The little girl’s scarf appears to be blown by the wind. The canvas has been re-lined and the frame is 20th century.
Artist: Unknown. European.
Canvas measures: 24 inches high x 19 inches wide. Frame measures: 29.5 inches high x 24.5 inches wide.
Excellent Condition: Frame could use a little touch up that I will attend to before shipping.