Monkey with Top Hat

Catalog No. 828

Pottery, figural, 0.5L .
Found in both early and modern (circa 1960) versions with the same model number.

Text:
“Wird der Aff im Bierfass gross,
ist auch gleich der Teufel los.”

(If the monkey gets big in the beer barrel,
all hell is about to break loose.)
Recessed base only:
“Trag deinen Affen mit Geduld,
an dem bist du nur selber Schuld.”

(Bear your monkey with patience,
it is your own fault.)

As the text on this stein implies, monkeys (Affen), in Germany and elsewhere, are symbolic of drunkenness (monkey on one’s back).

Price Ranges
Early: $225-$300
Modern (full-color): $40-$60
Modern (monochrome): $20-$35

Modern
Modern
Modern
Modern
 
     
MG 828
MG 828

 
Previous
Go to Listing
Next

 

Copyright © 2002-2019 Beer Stein Library — All rights reserved.