Catalog No. 526
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“Ein hoch dem edlen Gerstensaft, seiner Würze, seiner Kraft!”
(Praise be to the noble barley juice, its aroma, its strength!)
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. 374, 521, 522, 530, 543, 576, 621 and 1581.