Sunday, March 3, 2013

St. Louis World's Fair Festival Hall Beer Stein

Every stylish building collector during the turn of the last century bellied up to the bar with one of these beauties to get his or her drink on. This rare antique metal souvenir is a beer stein from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The miniature building on top of the stein is a replica of Festival Hall, the domed centerpiece of the fair that stood atop a hill. This souvenir building miniature has a bronze finish with good detail, showing the columns, windows, and even the stairways and Cascades fountain in front. The miniature building on top is hinged to the back of the stein, acting as the cover. The stein is embossed with reliefs of Renaissance men and women. The stein has the words, "WORLD'S FAIR - ST. LOUIS 1904" and stands almost 5" tall on a 2" diameter round base. 

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