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Catalog No. 221

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.

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. 216 and 223.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

     
     
SPG 221
SPG 221

 
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