Royal Procession

Catalog No. 1354

Pottery, threaded relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.

Text:
Affen und Kater machen viel Hader.”
(Monkeys and tomcats create much discord.)
“Trink was klar ist, lieb was rar ist.”
(Drink what is clear, love what is rare.)
“Ein guter Trunk macht Alte jung.”
(A good drink makes old people young.)

To appreciate the meaning of the first text string, it must be understood that the tomcat (Kater) is both a German symbol and idiomatic expression for a hangover, and that monkeys (Affen), in Germany and elsewhere, are symbolic of drunkenness (monkey on one’s back).

Also found marked “3118” along with “G.M.T. & Bro.” (a New York importer).

Price Range: $250-$350

     
     
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