Pewter lid assembly with a brass insert, on which the following text is cast, "All Heil" & "Deutscher Rad- Fahrer Bund"The lid insert was designed by Professor Franz Widnmann, (b.1846-d.1910) who taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Munich, around this time. Details can be seen in the R. Merkelbach special price list of 1905, pages 18-19.
Beer stein dedicated to the 16th National Day of the German Cycling Federation in Munich, 1899. The stein graphic was designed by Georg Ritzer, on a 1 litre Mass by Reinhold Merkelbach. Ritzer concentrated on the Munich Kindl essentially reducing it to its outlines. He is therefore at the beginning of a series of artists who, at the beginning of the 20th century, were leaving behind the previous generation and began to treat the Munich Kindl in graphically clear, fresh designs.
Thumblift showing the twin onion topped towers of the Munich Frauenkirche
Cast mark on the underside of the pewter lid of the Cycling stein, by Brüder Thannhauser