11/13/18 - This is an original WW1 era stein to commemorate Germany and their alliance with Austria Hungary. The original paint is excellent throughout the body of the stein. The stein holds 1/2 L. Excellent lid with very nice engravings on the top. The lid opens and shuts freely and easily. This is from the Gary Kirsner collection (stein author and collector). Guaranteed original and authentic.