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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Peter Brown family Tankard made in Baltic Region at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.Painted Norwegian wooden tankard at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA.Stoneware humpens with tin lids painted with hunting scene at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Stoneware humpens with tin lids painted with hunting scene at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
Peter Brown family Tankard (1610-50) made in Baltic Region at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth, MA.Painted Norwegian wooden tankard (1800) at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA.Stoneware humpens with tin lids painted with hunting scene (c1700) at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Stoneware humpens with tin lids painted with hunting scene (c1700) at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
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.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.
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.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.
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.Stoneware Old Jug Lager Krug Bier bottles by Port Dundas Pottery Co. of Glasgow, Scotland at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Stonepaste painted tankard from Iznik, Turkey at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
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.Stoneware Old Jug Lager Krug Bier bottles (1880s-90s) by Port Dundas Pottery Co. of Glasgow, Scotland at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Stonepaste painted tankard (c1575-85) from Iznik, Turkey at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Chinese porcelain tankard with Danish top at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Salt-glaze Germanic jug in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Bohemian glass mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian glass humpen & armorial mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Chinese porcelain tankard with Danish top (18th C) at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Salt-glaze Germanic jug in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Bohemian glass mug (1579) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian glass humpen (1600-50) & armorial mug (1606) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Bohemian or German glass beaker with St. Christopher & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German or Low Countries glass tankard with silver lids added decades later at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Southern German covered mug at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Tin-glazed earthenware tankard from Berlin, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Bohemian or German glass beaker with St. Christopher (1659) & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ (c1600-25) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German or Low Countries glass tankard (17th C) with silver lids added decades later at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Southern German covered mug (1720-30) 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 from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.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.
Dancing Bear tankard (c1750) from Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.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.
Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, 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.
Antique beer steins at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, 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.Collection of Staten Island beer bottles at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.
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.Collection of Staten Island beer bottles (c1870-1914) at Historic Richmond Town Museum. Staten Island, NY.
Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Ceramic & tin tankard noting King Charles XII's support of Lutheran faith from Ansbach at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Tankards with portraits of King August III of Poland by Meissen at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Beer mug commemorating German victory on Crete at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Pottery wares at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Ceramic & tin tankard noting King Charles XII's support of Lutheran faith (c1720) from Ansbach at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Tankards with portraits of King August III of Poland (1749 & 1761) by Meissen at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Beer mug commemorating German victory on Crete at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Blue & gray stoneware jug with arms of electors of Holy Roman Empire from Raëren, Germany at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Blue & gray stoneware jug from Westerwald?, Germany at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Stoneware covered mugs with polychrome enamels Germany, Kreusen, Westerwald, & Raeren at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Stoneware covered tankard with horse design in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Blue & gray stoneware jug with arms of electors of Holy Roman Empire (c1575) from Raëren, Germany at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Blue & gray stoneware jug (17thC) from Westerwald?, Germany at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Stoneware covered mugs with polychrome enamels (17thC) Germany, Kreusen, Westerwald, & Raeren at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Stoneware covered tankard with horse design in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Covered tankard with enamel glaze decoration in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Simple covered tankard in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Blue & white covered tankard with enameled floral design in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Earthenware vase with hunting décor by Villeroy & Boch of Germany & stein from France at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.
Covered tankard with enamel glaze decoration in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Simple covered tankard in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Blue & white covered tankard with enameled floral design in Great Hall at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.Earthenware vase with hunting décor (1892) by Villeroy & Boch of Germany & stein (1849) from France at Blois Chateau. Blois, France.
Commemorative beer mug given to German soldiers stationed along Westwall German border defenses at Caen Memorial. Caen, France.Red & blue plate & beer stein at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Collection of German ceramic bier mugs & vessels painted with hunting topics at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany.Faience & metal bier krug with hunting horn player from Ansbach, Germany at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany.
Commemorative beer mug (1938-40) given to German soldiers stationed along Westwall German border defenses at Caen Memorial. Caen, France.Red & blue plate & beer stein at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Collection of German ceramic bier mugs (krugs) & vessels painted with hunting topics at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany.Faience & metal bier krug with hunting horn player from Ansbach, Germany at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany.
Beer stein with woman's portrait on the cover at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Cobalt blue beer stein with design in relief in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Hand painted stein with pewter top at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Scottish horn mugs & art object in shop window. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Beer stein with woman's portrait on the cover at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Cobalt blue beer stein with design in relief in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Hand painted stein with pewter top at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Scottish horn mugs & art object in shop window. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Salt-glazed stoneware tankards from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sculpted tankards from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Souvenir Titanic tankard beer stein at Ulster Transport Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Reservist flask souvenir of service at International Maritime Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Salt-glazed stoneware tankards (1614-50) from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sculpted tankards (mid 19th C) from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Souvenir Titanic tankard beer stein at Ulster Transport Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Reservist flask (1908-11) souvenir of service at International Maritime Museum. Hamburg, Germany.

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