Catalog No. 858
Pottery, etched, 1.5L, inlaid lid, signed �GK�.
�Trink und iss, dein Leid vergess.�
(Drink and eat, forget your sorrow.)
Sir John Falstaff is one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appearing in four of Shakespeare�s plays and later in Giuseppe Verdi�s final opera Falstaff, which was inspired principally by Falstaff�s follies in Shakespeare�s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Bardolph appears in both works as Falstaff�s drunken companion. This particular depiction is taken from a painting by Eduard von Gr�tzner (1846-1925).
See also Nos. 76, 288, 791, 900, 901, 930, 997 and (X20).
Price Range: $125-$175