Catalog No. 963
Pottery, etched, 1.0L, pottery lid, signed “AS”.
“Hopfen u. Malz, Gott erhalt’s!”
(Hops and malt, may God preserve them!)
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, 676 and 964.
Price Range: $125-$175