Catalog No. 625
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
Produced both with and without pouring spout.
(To your health!)
“Hoch dir Gambrinus, Völkerfreund und deinem Gerstensaft,
der Schnaps u. Not, zum Teufel jagd u. Frohsinn giebt u. Kraft.”
(Long may you live Gambrinus, friend of the people and his barley juice,
who chases away liquor and misery and gives us happiness and 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. 633, 676, 963 and 964.