4F Symbol in Wreath

Catalog No. 1360

Pottery, impressed, 0.5L, pewter lid (shown with pressed metal lid).
Design attributed to Paul Dümler.

“Frisch, Fromm, Fröh, Frei,
sei die edle Turnerei.”

(Fresh, pious, happy, free,
is the noble gymnastics).

The “4F” symbol central to this design 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).

Price Range: $175-$250

DB 1360
DB 1360

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