Catalog No. 656
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Turnerei und Gerstensaft schaffen echte Manneskraft.”
(Gymnastics and barley juice produce true virility.)
“Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich , Frei”
(Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free)
The bust in the central image depicts Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse.