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Catalog No. 1185

Pottery, relief, 1.0L, set-on figural lid (Gambrinus), signed “KB” (Anton Killian “Karl” Beuler).

“Ein guter frischer Gerstensaft, die echte deutsche Arbeitskraft.”
(A good fresh beer, the real German strength.)

Gambrinus (lid figure), “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.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

MG 1185
MG 1185

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