Catalog No. 963
Pottery, etched, 1.0L, pewter or 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