Catalog No. 874
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei!”
(Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free!)
“Wollt ihr leben ohne Klage,
so turnet fleisig alle Tage.”
(If you want to live without complaints,
then do gymnastics every day.)
The second text string (Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei!) is the motto representing a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn” (pictured on the right side), who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century.