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14th century beer stein

by Stephanie Theado $34.00
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Drink Up!

These steins drink deeply from the traditions of Medieval Europe. Stephanie Theado spent her childhood summers with her grandmother in France, where her family had lived for centuries, and remembers the comfortable forms, the texture, the heft of the everyday stoneware that filled the kitchen--so similar to the ancient shards that could be found in the fields outside.

Now a master potter, Stephanie carries that history with her, crafting each two-pint mug individually on the wheel in her studio. The unique detailing of the glaze is achieved through soda firing--a modern take on an ancient technique, where soda ash is introduced into the hot kiln. The powder vaporizes and is carried by the heat currents, creating a beautiful, organically stippled finish wherever it touches. The contours of the handle are designed for comfort and usability, while the solid ceramic material helps to keep your brew of choice hot or cold. Handmade in Bovina, New York.

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Handmade
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Item ID
23270
Made from
stoneware clay, glaze
Measurements
3.75" dia. x 7" H; approx. 28-30 oz. capacity
Notes
Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • the maker
Stephanie Theado

Stephanie Theado

Along the Little Delaware River, in Bovina, New York you will find Stephanie Theado's pottery studio nestled among a handful of century old houses.

For inspiration, Stephanie draws on her memory of the pottery her grandmother used when she spent her summers in France. Drawing on her childhood memories has allowed her to design several collections of functional tableware. Her pottery is simple, quiet and centering, helping to ground an over stimulated world.
Stephanie only produces high fired stoneware pots, which will withstand heavy use for many years. She fires her pieces once, which cuts her fuel consumption by a third. She uses well water in her manufacturing process and never discards waste into the ground water. With being sustainable, her designs inspire a love of the natural world and an appreciation for locally made, environmentally friendly products.

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14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN
 
4.8

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (52)
  • Stylish (41)
  • Durable (37)
  • Dishwasher safe (22)
  • Microwave safe (14)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (31)
  • Home (31)
  • Dining (21)
  • Breakfast (9)
  • Office (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (37), Stylish (14), Budget shopper (4), Frequent entertainer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (54), No (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (24), Husband (23), Self (7), Father (4), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (27), Other (13), Father’s day (10), Birthday (8)

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5.0

sent as a birthday gift

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from florida

About Me Practical

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Pros

  • Large Capacity / Good Size

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

      sent a beer stein to our son and it arrived with a chip on it. sent a picture of it to customer service and they immediately said they would send out another one. new one arrived without blemish. nice doing business with a reputable company. thank you for resolving this situation and for doing it so quickly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      worhwhile

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      from soerabaja

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Superb Product

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Craft Beer

        Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

        well packed, prompt and safe delivery. excellent product, and i am most pleased. i've received many compliments about the stein.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Beautiful pieces of work

        By 

        from Mount Vernon, MO

        About Me Practical

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        Pros

        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Durable
        • Large Capacity / Good Size
        • Microwave Safe
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

          We love hand-made ceramics and these steins did not disappoint. They are beautifully crafted. They will primarily be displayed in our home. The steins arrived in excellent condition. I ordered two. They were wrapped individually in bubble wrap, then each in its own box with packing peanuts. Both of those boxes were placed in another box and shipped. I was impressed with the care taken with my order.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Father’s Day

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Recipient seemed very pleased

          By 

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Capacity / Good Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

              This was a gift for son-in-law, he seemed very pleased with it. I have not seen it in person, so am unable to comment with my own impressions.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Father’s Day

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Awesome coffee mug!

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great quality
              • Large Capacity / Good Size
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office

                Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                I bought the 14th century beer stein for my Father and he loved it! He uses it for coffee in the morning. Great gift for the man who has everything!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Father
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Father’s Day

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                5.0

                Great Stein

                By 

                from Flowery Branch, GA

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                      Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                      i ordered two of these Steins. They arrived quickly and were packaged well. They look great displayed and work well when actually drinking out of them. Thank you very much for such a unique product.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      This really is a large mug

                      By 

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dishwasher Safe
                      • Durable
                      • Large Capacity / Good Size
                      • Microwave Safe
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Breakfast
                        • Home
                        • Office

                        Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                        This is a great mug -- large capacity; handle doesn't get hot; nice oversized flat bottom so it won't tip over when being carried on a tray; and I can watch TV at night without getting up every few seconds to refill my cup. Love it!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        great company to order from

                        By 

                        from Plantation, Florida

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Resent Asap First Broken

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                          First one was poorly wrapped and arrived in pieces. Wish Christmas only a few days away, they immediately shipped me a new one. Great company when dealing with them. Item was very nice.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          great mug!

                          By 

                          from seattle, wa

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                                Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                                I bought 7 and they all looked great. my groomsmen were happy to receive them

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Other
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Wedding

                                Comment on this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Looks good

                                By 

                                from Las Vegas

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Dining
                                  • Gifts
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about 14TH CENTURY BEER STEIN:

                                  He was appreciative and I believe it came off as more expensive than it was. A good gift.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Other
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                  Q and A

                                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                  261votes, 27 comments

                                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                                  What's sweeter than a mug of mead? We think the answer is a 14th Century-style Beer Stein full of your favorite brew. Do you agree?

                                  Linda
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I love the artistic quality. nice gift or get a set

                                  Kathryn
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Yep, it's not a fashion statement. It is the perfect gift for dad for his office, that is!

                                  Vicki
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  These things are everywhere. Not even a uncommon color.

                                  Kay J
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  No comment

                                  Gaylen
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Beautiful design and craftsmanship, plus it's made here in New York.

                                  Bethany
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Different colors would be nice.

                                  amanda
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  please tell me how this is 14th century

                                  joann
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  looks like a run of the mill stein

                                  Rebecca
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  I actually think the coloring on this is lovely (look at it zoomed in...gorge!) Also, holding two pints is great. But similar looking pottery items really are everywhere.

                                  Christina
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  You can find these anywhere - boring color also

                                  Pamela
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Nothing to say

                                  Tara
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  It's beautiful. I love the shape, the colors, and the texture.

                                  Bailey
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  This mug feels incredible in my hands and i think the history and story are so touching. I can't wait to buy dozens of these as christmas gifts, they will be perfect for my dad and grandpa!

                                  Chloe
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  These look awesome! You might see similar pottery elsewhere, but these are each individually hand crafted not from a cookie cutter mold

                                  Gracie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  beautiful

                                  Lora
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Wow...an American-made product.

                                  Joseph
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Beautiful work! I have worked with ceramics for several years and this level of quality is not common. Classic design. Could use better photography.

                                  Lori
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Looks like a farmhouse mug

                                  Deena
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Not "uncommon" enough

                                  Linda
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Nice flowing form, soft natural color. I can imagine enjoying some hot coffee in it.

                                  David
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Not for me, but then I don't drink much beer.

                                  Angiejo
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  LOVE THESE!

                                  Angela
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  unique!

                                  Dottie
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  I tired of this style in the 1970s.

                                  Victoria
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Depending on the price, I might buy it. Although, it seems pretty commonplace, and not something I would tend to buy online.

                                  donna
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Beautiful!

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