Rorstrand beer steins, servers, beakers, mugs, etc.

 

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PLEASE NOTE:

I DO NOT DO VALUE ($$$’s) APPRAISALS! There are way too many variables: condition, location, time of year, present trends in stein collecting, local (and now national) economics,  never seen before (therefore no comparables); but most of all = prior expectations by the owner, are among the reasons!

I have for over a year now placed these short “notifications” at the bottom of each page! It is now obvious to me the general public never gets that far before wanting to ask me a question on beer stein dollar values. So I have had to move them forward as I am getting tired of copying them and sending them back to people as an answer to their “stein value?” questions. This was meant to be an informational web site only.

NOR WILL I KNOWINGLY DO ASSESSMENTS for the future selling of steins on auction sites such as eBay, etc. Go to the web site for “Stein Collector’s International” and click on “Stein Talk,” someone there might help you. I just do not have the time. My web site was really started as an informational site for beginning beer stein collectors that would be looking for the info and not the general public. My site has its own search engine [top right on each page!] So if one put in “Wood Steins” or “Hand painted steins,”  it will give one a list of all the pages that has that subject matter within it.

STILL WISH TO CONTACT ME ABOUT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE?    EMAIL:  STEVE (STEPHEN)  = thevirginian@cox.net

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 RORSTRAND STEINS / MUGS / SERVERS

Not much has ever been written about this Swedish company that has made porcelain beer drinking vessels, (faience very early on) and not too many of them it appear on the market. Most were hand decorated. The home page for brand new items is:  http://www.rorstrand.se/

A little of the old firm’s info is on: http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein1

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Large 3 liter porcelain beer server with hand painted scene of Laplanders. The old pewter lid has been added. [Ex- FWTD]

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The matching hand painted, half liter mug, now stein with added lid.  Notice the tent has moved in this scene;  just artistic license.

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Another in this slanted sides series of Laplanders, .5 liter. Hand painted and again with an added lid! (A not  good  match too!) [RFA]

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Both of these two pieces above have had their lids added within the last 25 years (most probably done by Don Doughtery [md. -RIP],  Jack Rives [pa.- RIP] or David Harr [conn.] all were in  SCI.  See “Links”,  this web site.)

They perhaps are more appealing with lids, and they usually sell better, even though not original to the pieces. Most US beer stein collectors are very strange! They won’t buy a V & B Mettlach without the correct lid, but they would buy these with one.

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The mark on 13 inch tall incised beer pitcher shown above.

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Below: One of the  set that goes with the pitcher above. Notice the darker top of the mug than on the one just below.

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One of the matching engraved half liter un-lidded mugs that goes with the server above,  or by itself.

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sos - A RDY - rorstand - part of set

WITHOUT THE BAYONET.  PROBLY THE EARLIEST EDITION.

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SOS - A RDY - RORSTRAND  MUG -AA  02 N$60.00 TOTAL  4 -2914

Rear  design

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The below photos ▼ show the detail work on the sides for this set..

SOS - A RDY - RORSTRAND  MUG -AA  03 $60.00 TOTAL  4 -2914

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Yet one more variant of this series of soldiers; handle and ring on the top of body are colored differently.

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Another set. This body sides appear to  slightly slanted whereas  all the others are mostly straight sided. see photo 4 and 5 just below ▼.  This shows the same soldier as on the body, in photo five up ▲ 

This mug has had a Lenox  (USA) Copper and Silver lid added to it at a later date, whick I think doesn’t match at all.   (Sorry = this is a Catalog photo.)

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Server – 13 inches tall with slightly different top and base colorations, with the same leaf designs, and of course the different main scene of the horseman. [FWTD]

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An additional mark on the server above.

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An engraved piper – another series  [with slanted sides and with large painted raised circles around the top. of probably the soldier’s series of design  [?], = time will tell;   [FWTD]

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Another series with the large painted raised circles on the top row. Same body style as just above, but hand painted, and not body engraved as just above. [FWTD] Also a different series than that shown in photos No. 2 and 3 above.

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Server = from an old catalog photo – no data available at present.

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sos - a rdy - Porcelain Relief 1-2L. Rorstrand. Sweden. Verse and floral.  RFA  replace

1/2L.  Relief by Rorstrand. Verse and floral.  Similar to the server above ▲ but not part of its set. [RFA] replaced

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GNOMES ▼  ▼

Gnomes / Dwarfs – There is another of thees where  the handle is placed on the other side, probably as part of a set.  (See another of the series in the old catalog photo below.) [FWTD]

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Detail of the Rorstrand gnomes toasting with small drinking horns.

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SOS - RORSTRAND - Silver-plate  lid    Dwarfs in Tavern Stein   RFA

A much different body design with a silver plated lid., perhaps added by a local silver smith  [rfa] — .

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The mark on ball footed  Majolica looking piece just above. It has a set-on-lid.

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Same beer jug  ▼, but done in different colors. As found  = no lid !

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Just released  (2-2012.) ….a 3 liter master stein   I think the lid may have been added later, but they did an excellent job. One of the most colorful servers seen and not just for Rorstrand. [tsaco]

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SOS - Rorstrand Sweden Pottery Tankard Mug Antique

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Mark found on the quilted design pitcher above

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A 13 INCH TALL  [3 liter?] server or display “set-on-lid.” The classical Roman scene done in an Ivory type majolica finish, with gilded outlines.  Mark not available.  I think circa 1880’s.[FWTD]

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SOS - Rorstrand  -horn beaker - 'Drykeshorn' Sweden with Gnome supporter

As a dual purpose  item ▲  ▲, either a drinking vessel  or a vase.; this mold with many color combinations was one of the company’s best sellers . 

 

 

 

 

[L] Small drinking horn with the gnome supporter that one can pick up to use! This is most often found  in the same colors as the beer mug next to it.   [R] Beer mug with gnome; one of my favorites

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15.5 inches pokal ….Dated on bottom  ‘1876.’

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SOS - A RDY - ROrSTRAND PASS CUP   6 IN TALL BY 4.5 WIDE  = 1

The Swedes perhaps made this “TYGE” for the English market or at least the tourists. I cant say the design does much for me,  but then  I liked the way Rene Zellweger  looked before!!

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SOS - A RDY ROSTRAND PASS CUP   6 IN TALL BY 4.5 WIDE  = 3

Marks on the  “tyge.”

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MODERN STYLES

A modern Rorstrand beer mug, 1960’s, 6.3 Inch. (Not quite the same collectable desirability, hey?)

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A lady’s beer mug ; another of an earlier vintage, Circa 1920’s (?)

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For more information on this firm please go to:  http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein666

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[ AWPD –  SOK — 61 – 3D]

WISH  TO CONTACT (STEVE) STEPHEN  ?  = thevirginian@cox.net

“Life’s tough…..  It’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”

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