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Catalog No. 216

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

(“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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