In the middle, a heavy pewter relief lid. A half-liter clear glass stein, hand-blown with applied handle, c. Bottom of the Stein Identifying old German beer steins requires a keen eye. In most cases, the inside of the lid is lighter than the outside of the lid. The lighter weight makes it susceptible to tearing. How to Identify a German Stein.
This half-liter stein is marked HR, dating it c.
Identifying Marks of Old German Beer Steins
How to Tell if a Crystal Is Real. The lid and thumblift are lightweight pewter. This half-liter stein is marked HR, dating it c. Examining the exterior of the stein can tell you a lot about the stein. A high quality relief pewter lid appearing on an Oktoberfest stein manufactured in However, if any of the names contain a first name, the stein is new. How to Date a Beer Stein.