Catalog No. 212
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Haberfeldtreiben uralter Brauch, getrunken aber wird dabei auch.
Wir freuen uns drum weil’s Habern geht um.”
(Haberfeldtreiben is ancient custom, but there is drinking as well.
We are happy since Habern is going on.”
The German term “Haberfeldtreiben” (literally, “driven to the oat field”) has no English equivalent. It refers to a form of local justice practiced in Bavaria through the early 18th century wherein villagers would chase undesirables out of town, often wrapped in goat skins.
A special order version of this stein (below right) was produced for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, replacing most of the left side of the original surrounding image with a scene dated 1904 depicting the Tyrolerdorf (Tyrolean village) from the Fair’s Tyrolean Alps concession. Additional D&B steins known to have been produced for the Fair include Nos. 268, 366, 406, 456, 458, 523 and 575.