Germanic Metal Beer Steins Photos

Germanic beer steins (Krug in German) are defined by having one handle looped to the side & a hinged lid operated by a thumb knob. Examples on this page are in silver, tin or pewter.

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Covered silver tankard with gilt by Christoph I Straub from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Covered silver tankard by Veit Koch from Breslau at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Early American table object including silver tankard, beaker & porringer in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX."Orpheus Humpen" glass tankard with engraved scene in gilded silver mountings from Nuremberg or Frankfurt at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Covered silver tankard with gilt (1593-1602) by Christoph I Straub from Nuremberg at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Covered silver tankard (c1615) by Veit Koch from Breslau at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Early American (c1620-1730) table object including silver tankard, beaker & porringer in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX."Orpheus Humpen" glass tankard with engraved scene in gilded silver mountings (c1650-60) from Nuremberg or Frankfurt at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
English pewter tankards & Scottish pewter mutchkin tavern measure by John Tait of Edinburgh at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Amber tankard in gilded silver mounting from Northeast Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.English silver tankard at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Gilt silver peg tankard by Jan Reimers of Bergen, Norway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
English pewter tankards (c1650-1700) & Scottish pewter mutchkin tavern measure (1700) by John Tait of Edinburgh at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Amber tankard in gilded silver mounting (c1660) from Northeast Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.English silver tankard (1665) at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Gilt silver peg tankard (c1665) by Jan Reimers of Bergen, Norway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
German silver tankard by Andreas Brachfeldt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver tankard by Erik Mansson Schmidt of Stockholm, Sweden at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tankard with lion thumb piece by James Cockburn of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tankard by Jacobus van der Spiegel of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
German silver tankard (c1680) by Andreas Brachfeldt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver tankard (c1685) by Erik Mansson Schmidt of Stockholm, Sweden at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tankard with lion thumb piece (1685-6) by James Cockburn of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tankard (1690-1705) by Jacobus van der Spiegel of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Silver tankard by Robert Sanderson & son of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver tankard by Cornelius Kierstede of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tankard with 'cut-card' decoration by Robert Bruce of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tankard c1650 by Abraham Meytens of Stockholm before Dutch goblet at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver tankard (c1690) by Robert Sanderson & son of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver tankard (c1695-1705) by Cornelius Kierstede of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tankard with 'cut-card' decoration (1697-8) by Robert Bruce of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tankard c1650 by Abraham Meytens of Stockholm before Dutch goblet (17th C) at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Covered silver tankards with stags on lid from Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Enameled stoneware tankard with pewter mount from Creußen, Upper Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Silver tankard by Edward Winslow of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver lidded tankard with triumph of Goddess of Victory by goldsmith Johann Andreas Thelott from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.
Covered silver tankards with stags on lid (17thC) from Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Enameled stoneware tankard with pewter mount (2nd half 17thC) from Creußen, Upper Franconia at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Silver tankard (c1700) by Edward Winslow of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver lidded tankard with triumph of Goddess of Victory (1700) by goldsmith Johann Andreas Thelott from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.
Gilt silver tankard with narcissus by Benedict Clausen of Danzig at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver engraved tankard by David King of Dublin at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Silver caster by Robert Bruce, tankard by Alexander Forbes, & mug by Lawrence Oliphant at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sterling silver cylindrical peg tankard made in Edinburgh at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Gilt silver tankard with narcissus (c1700) by Benedict Clausen of Danzig at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver engraved tankard (1706) by David King of Dublin at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Silver caster (1708) by Robert Bruce, tankard (1705) by Alexander Forbes, & mug (1744) by Lawrence Oliphant at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sterling silver cylindrical peg tankard (1709) made in Edinburgh at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Silver tankard by Simeon Soumaine of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver tankards & chafing dish at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver hinged tankard by Simeon Soumain of New York at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver tankard by Charles Le Roux of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Silver tankard (c1715) by Simeon Soumaine of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Silver tankards (c1716 & 1690-99) & chafing dish (c1705-20) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver hinged tankard (c1720) by Simeon Soumain of New York at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Silver tankard (c1720-5) by Charles Le Roux of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Two silver tankards by Paul Revere I & II respectively at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Pewter tankard by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Lidded tankard with finely worked gold & silver relief, handle & filigree by goldsmith Johann Jakob Adam from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.American silver Rococo tankard by Paul Revere II at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.
Two silver tankards (1726 & c1760-70) by Paul Revere I & II respectively at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Pewter tankard (1761-1800) by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Lidded tankard with finely worked gold & silver relief, handle & filigree (1763-5) by goldsmith Johann Jakob Adam from Augsburg at Maximilian Museum. Augsburg, Germany.American silver Rococo tankard (1769) by Paul Revere II at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.
Silver tankard from MA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.American silver fish server & Tankard by Edward Winslow at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Hatter brotherhood pewter tankard by Peter G. Rahncke at Cultural History Museum. Rostock, Germany.Russian tankard by Ivan Semenovich Gubkin of Moscow at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Silver tankard (c1770) from MA at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.American silver fish server (1850-70) & Tankard (1695) by Edward Winslow at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Hatter brotherhood pewter tankard (1853) by Peter G. Rahncke at Cultural History Museum. Rostock, Germany.Russian tankard (1862) by Ivan Semenovich Gubkin of Moscow at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Regimental tankards with inscriptions from Lower Germany at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Silver tankard example of Edinburgh silver industry at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Regimental tankards with inscriptions from Lower Germany at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Silver tankard example of Edinburgh silver industry at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland.


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