Catalog No. 514
Porcelain, figural, 0.5L.
Also found as No. 514/2, 0.3L.
“Gaudeamus igitur juvenes dum sumus.”
(Let us rejoice while we are young.)
Although an early Bohne catalog lists the name of this stein simply as “Kater” (Tomcat), it is commonly referred to today as “Cat on a Book”. Kater is both a German symbol and idiomatic expression for a hangover.
Text is taken from the first two lines of a song in Latin entitled “De Brevitate Vita” (The Brevity of Life) that has been popular among German students since the 13th century.
Similar to Stahl No. 574.