“The Loreley” [Lorelei] (on Beer Steins.)

 

“The Loreley,” by Waterhouse.

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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; 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. This site has its own search engine [top right on each page!] SO if one puts 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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The Lorelei (German: Loreley, German pronunciation: [loːʁəˈlaɪ]) is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, Germany, which soars some 120 metres above the waterline. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea, and is the most famous feature of the Rhine Gorge, a 65 km section of the river between Koblenz and Bingen that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in June 2002. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline have caused many boat accidents there.
 
Lorelei is also the name of a feminine water spirit, similar to mermaids or Rhine maidens, associated with this rock in popular folklore and in works of music, art and literature. [Sourse Wikipedia]

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Please listen to the song while you read and sing along! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pSYRLZj8xs&feature=related

Copy’ and ‘Paste’ on another web page to do that!

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[WG]

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“Merrily we sailed along
Though the waves were plenty strong
Down the twisting river Rhine
Following a song…
Legend’s faded storyline
Tried to warn us all
Oh, they called her “Loreley”
Careful or you’ll fall…

Oh, the stories we were told
Quite a vision to behold
Mysteries of the seas in her eyes of gold…
Laying on the silver stone, such a lonely sight
Barnacles become a throne, my poor Loreley…

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[WG]

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

You would not believe your eyes, how a voice could hypnotize
Promises are only lies from Loreley
In a shade of mossy green, seashell in her hand
She was born the river queen, ne’er to grace the land…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley..

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

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[WG]

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Oh, the song of Loreley
Charms the moon right from the sky…
She will get inside your mind, lovely Loreley…
When she cries “Be with me until the end of time”
You know you will ever be with your Loreley…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

And the winds would cry, and many men would die
And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley.”  [end]

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SOS - LORELI - HER  HARP IS IN THE WATER

 A  German painted porcelain plaque of out lady. Her harp has fallen down to viewer’s lower right.

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The full color, smaller version of the stein above .[RFA]

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A poem :

I wish I knew the meaning,
A sadness has fallen on me.
The ghost of an ancient legend
That will not let me be.
The air is cool in the twilight
And gently flows the Rhine;
A mountain peak in the setting sun
Catches the faltering shine.

The highest peak still gleaming
Reveals enthroned in the air,
A Siren lost in her dreaming
Combing her golden hair.
With golden combs she caresses
Her hair as she sings her song;
Echoing through the gloaming
Filled with a magic so strong.

The boatman has heard, it has bound him
In throes of desire and love.
He’s blind to the reefs that surround him,
He sees but the Maiden above.
And now the wild waters awaken
Then boat and the boatman are gone.
And this is what with her singing,
The Lorelei has done.

 

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A half liter porcelain stein of the lady. Ca. 1910.

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▲  ▲2012 Limited Edition… “Legend of The Loreley.”  .5L

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RROEMER  LOTR-  MOST PROB...T-H

A blown glass roemer, most probably made by Theresienthal, showing hand painted scene of the Loreley as a mermaid.  AI believe that artistic license prevails here,  as I have never heard or seen her portrayed as one before.

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SOS - LORELI - Meissen Porcelain Figurine  PROBABLY - 1  SEE FISH AT FOOT

Meissen Porcelain Figurine  LORELI – see the fish at her foot.

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