Germans and Romans

Catalog No. 945

Pottery, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Der Durst ist des Germanen Bier.”
(The thirst is for German beer.)
“Das Deutsche Herz verlangt nach bier.”
(The German heart demands beer.)
“Italiens Wein so süß und fein brach doch der Römer morsch Gebein.
Im Bier jedoch und Rettigsaft steckt ewig junge deutsche Kraft.”

(Italy’s wine so sweet and fine broke the Romans brittle bones.
However, beer and radish juice forever maintains young German strength.)

Central image is taken from an illustration by Heinrich Schlitt (1849-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

See also Nos. 842 and 1028.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $100-$150
Ltd-color: $90-$125

     
     
MG 945
MG 945

 
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