Gambrinus in Beer Barrel

Catalog No. 725

Pottery, figural, 2.5L.

“Mässig trinken, fröhlich singen,
half von je zu guten Dingen.”

(Drinking moderately, singing happily,
have always brought good things.)

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.

Same model number applied to a stein depicting Gnomes.

See also Nos. 705 and 724.

Price Range: $1,000-$1,300

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