Left, a heavy, steeple-shaped lid with relief decoration, made in a three-part mold. The history of steins includes the development and presentation of steins made with different materials. You might say they are novel and whimsical. Beer Steins by SteinCenter. The position of the thumblift over the lid and the closed pewter hinge indicate the earlier date.
Most pewter lids dating from to present have a velvety, sandblasted texture.
Dating German Steins
Girmscheid Kurt Hammer Character Steins: The earliest known example of pewter-ware was found in Egypt and ascribed to the period of B. I have five or six German beer steins that my father brought back from Germany while he was in the air force.