Catalog No. 419
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Wer nicht mag blechen der lass das zechen.”
(He who doesn’t want to pay may not drink.)
Sir John Falstaff is one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appearing in four of Shakespeare’s plays and later in Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff, which was inspired principally by Falstaff’s follies in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Bardolph appears in both works as Falstaff’s drunken companion. This particular depiction is taken from a painting by Eduard von Grützner (1846-1925).
Same model number applied to a stein depicting a Hunting Scene.
See also Nos. 288, 791, 858, 900, 901, 930, 997 and (X20).