Catalog No. 187
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid, signed “PD” (Peter Dümler).
“Wo man trinkt und singt, da lass dich ruhig nieder.”
(Where there is drinking and singing, rest without fear.)
“Es lebe der Gesang”
(Long live singing.)
Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.