Imperial German Eisenbahn Railway Regiment 3 Reservist Stein
The half liter pottery stein has an overall height of approximately 10 1/2 inches. The front of the stein displays the “ER” monogram the Eisenbahn regiments. The stein is named to “Pionier Steffens”, who served in the unit from 1898 to 1900. The lid bears a locomotive and the thumb lift is an eagle holding a Garde units star within its beak, reflecting the fact that Eisenbahn troops were part of the elite Imperial Guard and charged with the duty of guarding and maintaining the railway system within Germany. The stein is in near mint condition, without chips or cracks.