Beer Steins & Tankards Photos

Covered mugs for drinking beer can be quite elaborately decorated. Such bier steins range from German salt-glazed stoneware to silver tankards.

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Saltglazed stoneware jugs from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Salt-glazed stoneware jug from Germany at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.German salt glaze decorative jug sent to President McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.German salt glaze decorative jug sent to President McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Saltglazed stoneware jugs (c1770 & 1580) from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Salt-glazed stoneware jug (1600-25 & 1690-99) from Germany at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.German salt glaze decorative jug sent to President McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.German salt glaze decorative jug sent to President McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Painted Norwegian wooden tankard at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA.Stoneware tankard marked GR for King George at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.English stoneware tankard with Queen Anne insignia at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chinese porcelain tankard with Danish top at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Painted Norwegian wooden tankard (1800) at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA.Stoneware tankard marked GR for King George at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.English stoneware tankard (1740-60) with Queen Anne insignia at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chinese porcelain tankard with Danish top (18th C) at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Stonepaste painted tankard from Iznik, Turkey at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Burmese blown glass tankard with enamel landscape by Mount Washington Glass Co. at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Beer Stein by Neef Bros. Brewing Co. of Denver at Cripple Creek District Museum. Cripple Creek, CO.Souvenir St. Augustine beer stein with alligator handle in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.
Stonepaste painted tankard (c1575-85) from Iznik, Turkey at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Burmese blown glass tankard with enamel landscape (c1885-90) by Mount Washington Glass Co. at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Beer Stein by Neef Bros. Brewing Co. of Denver at Cripple Creek District Museum. Cripple Creek, CO.Souvenir St. Augustine beer stein with alligator handle in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.
Beer mug with alligator handle bought by Hardings on one of their trips to Florida in Heritage Hall museum. Marion, OH.Still life painting with Germanic pitcher by May Alcott at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Bier stein collection in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Jelly beans in German beer stein, once kept in Reagan's oval office at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.
Beer mug with alligator handle bought by Hardings on one of their trips to Florida in Heritage Hall museum. Marion, OH.Still life painting with Germanic pitcher by May Alcott at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Bier stein collection in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Jelly beans in German beer stein, once kept in Reagan's oval office at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.
Tin-glazed earthenware tankard from Berlin, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Dancing Bear tankard from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Bohemian glass mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Tin-glazed earthenware tankard (c1725) from Berlin, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Dancing Bear tankard (c1750) from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Bohemian glass mug (1579) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Bohemian glass humpen & armorial mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Southern German covered mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Collection of beer steins at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.German Bierstube in basement at Christian Heurich Mansion was part of the original home. Washington, DC.
Bohemian glass humpen (1600-50) & armorial mug (1606) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Southern German covered mug (1720-30) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Collection of beer steins at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.German Bierstube in basement at Christian Heurich Mansion was part of the original home. Washington, DC.
Carved sideboard in basement beer hall at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.Collection of German blue salt-glaze beer steins at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.Beer Drivers Union of Philadelphia tine serving tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Milwaukee Lager Beer of Denver sign in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Carved sideboard in basement beer hall at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.Collection of German blue salt-glaze beer steins at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.Beer Drivers Union of Philadelphia tine serving tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Milwaukee Lager Beer of Denver sign in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Salt-glaze Germanic jug in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Bartmann jug from Germany found in New Towne Jamestown in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.Bartmann jug from Germany found in New Towne Jamestown in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.Ceramic bottle with face of European design at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Salt-glaze Germanic jug in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Bartmann jug (c1661) from Germany found in New Towne Jamestown in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.Bartmann jug (c1630-20) from Germany found in New Towne Jamestown in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.Ceramic bottle with face of European design at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Stoneware Old Jug Lager Krug Bier bottles by Port Dundas Pottery Co. of Glasgow, Scotland at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Staten Island beer bottles at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.English silver tankard at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Stoneware Old Jug Lager Krug Bier bottles (1880s-90s) by Port Dundas Pottery Co. of Glasgow, Scotland at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Collection of Staten Island beer bottles (c1870-1914) at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.English silver tankard (1665) at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
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 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.
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 (1690-1705) by Jacobus van der Spiegel of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tankard (c1690) by Robert Sanderson & son of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Silver tankard & Porringer both by John Coney of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tankard by Cornelius Kierstede of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tankard by Edward Winslow of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tankard by Simeon Soumaine of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Silver tankard (c1690-99) & Porringer (c1705) both by John Coney of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tankard (c1695-1705) by Cornelius Kierstede of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tankard (c1700) by Edward Winslow of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tankard (c1715) by Simeon Soumaine of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Silver tankards & chafing dish at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver tankard by Charles Le Roux of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pewter tankard by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.American silver Rococo tankard by Paul Revere II at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.
Silver tankards (c1716 & 1690-99) & chafing dish (c1705-20) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Silver tankard (c1720-5) by Charles Le Roux of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pewter tankard (1761-1800) by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.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.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.Russian tankard (1862) by Ivan Semenovich Gubkin of Moscow at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.

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