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Catalog No. 216

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
Sauf bis dir die Nase glänzt hell wie ein Karfunkel,
hast auch eine Leuchte dann in des Daseins Dunkel.

(Drink till your nose shines brightly like a carbuncle,
then you will have a light in the dark of your existence.)

The “§11” visible on the front of the beer barrel makes reference to the Bier-Comment (beer code) of Heidelberg University, which begins with paragraph 11. Paragraphs 1 through 10 are left blank and are generally presumed to be the Biblical ten commandments. Paragraph 11 of the Heidelberg code reads: “Es wird fortgesoffen,” which is often (if loosely) translated as “Keep on drinking.”

See also Nos. 221 and 223.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

     
     
SPG 216
SPG 216

 
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