THE EUROPEAN MONKS / FRIARS DRINKING
Above: Print show the very large Bohemian copper beer servers being used. See the monk far left on this print. They were quite popular but are now very hard to find in serviceable condition.
PHOTO BELOW SHOWS THE SECOND UNDECORATED ONE I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BUY (IN ENGLAND AND NOT CHEAP!) IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
Newer one is on the left. shown with a .5 liter V & B Mettlach NO. 1526 for comparison .
MONK ART WORK – ON BEER STEINS
Hand painted pottery stein, a .5 liter. Circa 1900. Monks and drinking. Notice the monk on the right carries a Bohemian copper server in his right hand!
[L] On a C.A.C. /Lenox (New Jersey) hand painted mug. Double rolled bottom rim. .5 liter, Ca. 1900. R] A copper lidded C.A.C. / Lenox (New Jersey) hand painted beer stein. .5 liter. Ca. 1900.
.5 liter, copper lidded C.A.C. / Lenox (New Jersey) hand painted beer stein. Ca. 1900. Notice the beer steins hanging upside down on the cupboard.
Both .5 liter porcelain steins, transfer & handpainted, marked CAC Lenox, copper & silver lid. One straight sided with base; one rounded top without base.
HALF LITER POTTERY CHARACTER OF A MONK – CALLED MAJOLICA – BUT ISN’T JUST A HEAVY GLAZE OVER THE PAINT. CA. 1900.
Monk asleep as painted on a Typical German porcelain pipe bowl
Porcelain monks come in many sizes, mostly small ones, and most of them are drinking. The real miniature to the right was added for effect. [FWTD]
There is one major collector in SCI whose wife collects small mostly porcelain monks such as above for her collection’s “Go-withs” She has over 200 of them, It is quite a display when seen.
One of many character steins devoted to monks. .5 liter, Westerwald stoneware, Ca. 1890.
A Limoges (France) porcelain hand painted decorative plate.
A nice looking early “Daubenkrug” stein to the left.
Not much to do during lesure time in a monastery. Drink beer and play cards – worst things have happened.
Theresienthal Glass Stein, Monk Scene –  [ RFA]
FOR MORE ON THIS SERIES OF STEINS SEE: http://www.steveonsteins.com/theresienthal-glass-steins-photo-examples-2
Theresienthal Glass Stein, Monk Scene  Eduard von Grützner scene. [TSACO]
Theresienthal Glass Stein, Monk Scene  An unusual body shape, and it has the painting’s lablel on the bottom of the PUG.
.5 liter blown glass with a very different shape. Probably Josephinenhütte. [tsaco]
Self explanatory also
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“If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?”
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