Catalog No. 1581
Pottery, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“Trink und sing sei stets guter Ding.”
(Drinking and singing are always good things.)
“Gut Bier heilt den Magen, erfrischal das Blut und wandelt den Tiefsinn in frohen Mut.”
(Good beer heals the stomach, refreshes the blood and converts pensiveness into cheerful spirit.)
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. 374, 521, 522, 526, 530, 543, 576 and 621.