Declaration of Independence Stein. A commemorative stein with the famed painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by renowned artist John Trumbull (1756-1843) whose murals decorate the Capital Rotunda. The signing date and signatures surround the base and an American eagle tops the pewter lid. The translucent lithophane in the bottom reveals the Great Seal of the United States. 10 1/2 inches tall, 1/2 liter. Porcelain from Germany.