Catalog No. 633
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.75L, pewter lid.
(To your health!)
“Spare nicht an Geld u. Gut.
Trink so lang es schmecken thut.”
(Don’t spare money and possessions.
Drink so long as it tastes good.)
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. 625, 676, 963 and 964.