Catalog No. 676
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 3.5L, pewter lid.
(To your health!)
“Ein Hoch dem edlen Gerstensaft.”
(Praise be to the noble barley juice.)
“Heil dir Gambrinus, Herr und König.”
(Hail to thee Gambrinus, lord and king.)
“Trink mässig doch trunk nie zu wenig.”
(Drink moderately but never drink too little.)
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, 633, 963 and 964.