Gambrinus in Beer Barrel

Catalog No. 724

Pottery, figural, 0.25L.

Text:
“Malz u. Hopfen geben Wundertropfen”
(Malt and hops give wondrous drops.)

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.

See also Nos. 705 and 725.

Price Range: $300-$400

     
     
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