Catalog No. 1264
Pottery, relief, 3.0L, figural set-on lid (Siegfried and Brunhilde), figural handle (dragon), signed “KB” (Anton Killian “Karl” Beuler).
“Jung Siegfried tötet den Drachen.”
(Young Siegfried slays the dragon.)
“Die Drachen Höhle.”
(The dragon cave.)
The depiction of Siegfried slaying the dragon is drawn from ancient German and Norse legends, which later served as the basis for Der Ring des Nibelungen, a series of four operas by Richard Wagner. On the lid figurine, Siegfried is seen in a romantic pose with the valkyrie Brunhilde, has true love and daughter of Wotan, the chief God.