Here is a very early pre-prohibition era pottery style beer mug from the Fred Sehring Brewing Company which was located in Joliet, IL. This brewery put out a different colorful mug each year, so today collectors can find them dated each year over a dozen years or so. This brewery was a major competitor to…Details
This is a lithophane stoneware advertising mug from the Golden Lion Saloon in St. Louis, MO, 1885. The Golden Lion mug looks very similar to one made by the famous St. Louis restaurant owner Tony Faust. Both incorporate a royal blue and white color theme with the owner’s picture inside the top of the lid under a protective glass. The bottom of the Golden Lion mug has an opaque artwork design known as a lithophane. Lithophanes are 3D images printed on translucent plaques that are then backlit to reveal the image. The Golden Lion Saloon was owned by Chris Von der Ahe. He also owned the St. Louis professional baseball team which he bought in 1881 to help promote his Golden Lion Saloon located one block away from the St. Louis Grand Avenue Baseball Park.