For the person who has everything. Circa 1955, this covered beer stein is a great way to honor a special birthday.
It was designed by Fred Zimbalist, a cousin of Ephrem Zimbalist, Sr. (the famed concert violinist). Silver pieces such as this one were all Hand tooled in India and no two were exactly the same.
It is brass with silver nickel plating, featuring beautiful ornate tooling and a 2 tune 28 note Thorens musical mechanism playing , "Barcarolle" from Jaques Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman" and "La Paloma" written by Sebastián Iradier (later Yradier) in the 1850s. The music is activated when the stein is lifted. It measures approximately 9" high x 3 1/2" in diameter at the base.
It will surely be a conversation piece where ever it is placed and/or an extraordinary addition to your collection.
It has a bit of written provenance to it and original Zimbalist card (mini brochure). For further information, please don't hesitate to call us