SPONGEWARE FAIENCE STEINS
Three: Each purple sponge decorated with engraved pewter lids, one depicting a coat of arms, one depicting a village, and one with blue and white foliate decoration, Germany, 18th c.; Largest: 10 1/4" x 5 1/2"; Provenance: Estate of Stephen L. Smith, Fairfax, VA.
Sale Price: $625
Estimate: $600 - $900
Coat of arms stein is missing pewter base. Foliate stein exhibits surface loss on handle and possible repair to lid hinge. Village stein has hairline cracks in base. Each lid exhibits various dents and dings typical of age and use.