Reinhold Hanke made steins 1868-1938, this 1L is about 8" tall. It doesn't have any markings at all. The stein body has decretive bands and scroll work like Hanke #26. And the phrase in the front is enclosed in a nice frame like Hanke #159. This stein wasn't in the Beer Stein Library or the Stein collectors International Hanke old catalog section.
“Nach des Tages Schweiss den kuehlen Trunk ich preis.”
(After the sweat of the day I prize a cool drink.)
August 1st and 2nd 1921 the firm of August Hanke was virtually destroyed by fire, all the molds were destroyed. Its operations from that point were a mere hint of what they had been. August Hanke (Reinhold's son) unsuccessfully attempted to rebuild his business, but he still produced some ceramics at a reduced level. August Hanke died 1938 and all production stopped. So most Hanke steins were made 1868-1921.
Reinhold Hanke |
|height||21.0 cm (appx. 8.2 inches.)|