Gambrinus Raising Chalice

Catalog No. 964

Pottery, relief, 1.5L, pottery lid, signed “AS”.

Text:
“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 963.

Price Range: $150-$225

Pottery Lid
Pottery Lid
     
     
MG 964
MG 964

 
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