Reinhold Hanke made steins1868-1938. This "Peasants Dancing" stein is about 6-1/4" tall and has mold #532 on the bottom with a 4/10L capacity mark, no makers mark. It was required in 1887 to have Germany or Made in Germany on all exports. This stein may have been made 1868-1886.
"Nach alter Weise and deutscher Sitte."
(In accordance with custom and German tradition.)
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||15.7 cm (appx. 6.1 inches.)|