Catalog No. 1271
Stoneware, etched and relief, 0.3L, inlaid or pewter lid, signed “KB”.
“Ännchen von Tharau ist’s die mir gefällt,
Sie ist mein Leben, mein Gut und mein Geld.”
(Ännchen von Tharau is the one I love,
She is my life, my treasure, my fortune.)
In 1636, a young girl named Anna Neander was married to Johannes Partatius, a minister. A baroque poet, Johann Simon Dach (1605-1659), was invited to the wedding. He fell in love with the bride and wrote a poem about her 1637. The text on this stein is taken from a later version of that poem, penned in 1778 by Johann Gottfried Herder and set to music in 1825 by Friedrich Silcher.
Price Range: $75-$100