A simply superb Imperial German stein. The size of this beautiful piece is breathtaking; It is marked 3L for three liters and measures about 46cm/18inches high. Obverse shows a wonderful, sinewy lion holding a Bavarian shield and surrounded by military motif including rifles, cannon, standards, drums, bugles, swords, pike, a cannon ball, an iron cross and foliage; All in wonderfuly minute detail. The lid is inscribed "Leinen I. Kameraden gewidmet v. Al. Mitl a. 21.VI.99", I believe translating to "Dedicated from the comrades of the line infantry to Al. Mitl on June 21, 1899". Perfect condition with no chips or cracks. Maker mark on bottom is "RM" in a star of david, and also marked 630. Just a wonderful Imperial stein that would fit nicely into any collection.