Catalog No. 232B

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

“Trink bis dir die Nase glänzt hell wie ein Karfunkel,
hast auch eine Leuchte dann in des Daseins dunkel.”

(Drink until your nose shines bright as a carbuncle,
then you also have a light in this dark existence.
“Iss’ was gar ist, trink was klar ist.”
(Eat what is cooked, drink what is clear.)

Sir John Falstaff is one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appearing in four of Shakespeare’s plays and later in Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff, which was inspired principally by Falstaff’s follies in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. This particular depiction is taken from a painting by Eduard von Grützner (1846-1925).

See also No. 242.

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

SPG 232B
SPG 232B

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