I don’t know whether this stein came from Germany-Poland or not. It was last in the possession of my great aunt, so at one time it belonged to her parents and grandparents who immigrated to the US in the 1880s. But these ancestors were also in the saloon business in Detroit before and after prohibition. Okay–and during–have you ever found a “confectionary shop” for a place of work in the 1930 census?
So, perhaps the stein was something they brought when the family immigrated to the United States. Or might it be some sort of barware left from the saloons? I’l love to hear from anyone who has any clues.