Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Catalog No. 1207

Pottery, threaded relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse. The “4F” symbol seen on the right side of the stein represents the movement he began. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

Price Range: $90-$125

     
     
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