“King Solomon”

Catalog No. 355

Pottery (Siegburg style), relief, 6.0L, pewter lid, signed “PD” (Peter Dümler).

Text:
“Ein weiser Mann ist stark und ein vernuenftiger Mann ist maechtig von Kraeften.”
(A wise man is strong and a reasonable man is mighty with power.)

Front panel images include Solomon’s Temple, Solomon on horseback and Solomon rendering judgement. Side images replace Solomon on horseback with Judicia, the Greek goddess of justice, and Fortitudo, a Roman goddess and personification of courage and bravery.

Original 6-liter examples of this stein have so far been seen with only limited color. It was later reproduced in a full-color, 5-liter version circa 1930s (bottom center). A more primitive, unnumbered precursor to the numbered version of this stein also exists, configured to resemble an actual 16th century Siegburg Schnelle (bottom right). All three versions are signed “PD” and dated 1883 in the mold, presumbably the year that the precursor version was created.

See also No. 390.

Price Ranges
6.0L: $250-$350 (Precursor or Ltd-color)
5.0L; $200-$300(Later full-color)

Front Panel Details
Front Panel Details
Side Panel Details
Side Panel Details
5.0L (Later)
5.0L (Later)
Precursor
Precursor
     
DB 355 (6.0L)
DB 355 (6.0L)

 
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