If you're going to make beer, you're going to need steins to drink it from and advertise your brand! In the long-standing German tradition, the Lemp Brewery commissioned the production of a variety of beer steins, each with the easily recognizable Lemp shield logo on the pewter lid.
Half liter stein advertising "Lemps Special Brew"; 5-1/4" tall; circa 1900.
One liter stein advertising "Lemps Special Brew"; 8" tall; circa 1900.
Half liter "W. J. Lemp Brewing Co. St. Louis" stein; 5-1/4" tall; circa 1900.
One liter "W. J. Lemp Brewing Co. St. Louis" stein; 8" tall; circa 1900.
The Lemp 'Monk' Steins
The Lemp 'Monk' stein series was produced by Merkelback & Wick from Germany in approximately 1895. Each of the steins has the same ornate pewter lid and typically a different scene of monk life from some by-gone era, with a few exceptions. There are eighteen (18) different scenes. in the complete set. All the steins in the series are half liter steins and each measures 6" tall.
Below all eighteen varieties are shown below. I've 'scan-rolled' each so you can view the entire scene.
The distinctive ornate pewter lid atop all Lemp 'monk' steins.
#1 Four monks dressed in brown.
#2 Three gentlemen at a barrel.
#3 Three monks with one pointing at his glass.
#4 Three monks with one drinking (right) and one smoking (left).
#5 Two monks and two customers - one playing guitar.
#6 Four monks discussing with a fifth peering through the window.
#7 One standing monk serving two seated monks.
#8 One standing monk serving three seated monks.
#9 One monk having lunch on a barrel.
#10 Tavern scene with four men and a waitress.
#11 Three monks in white with a dozing gentleman.
#12 A smoking gentleman and three monks in brown.
#13 A bald smoking gentleman in the midst of three monks.
#14 Tavern scene with four men and a large barrel in the background.
#15 Three gentlemen, one in striped pants.
#16 Drunken monk plus two more monks.
#17 Tavern scene with six people and a dog.
#18 Three monks with one in a 'hoody'.