Catalog No. 148
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, inlaid (stoneware only) or pewter lid, signed “PD” (Peter Dümler).
“Geh’ an dein Tagwerk frisch und fromm,
sing beim Biere froh und frei.”
(Go on your day’s work fresh and pious,
sing with beers happy and free.)
The “4F” symbol in the central image represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).