Black Whale at Ascalon I

Catalog No. 275B/I

Pottery, etched, 0.3L, inlaid or pewter lid.

�Im Schwarzen Walfisch zu Ascalon wird kein Prophet geehrt,
und wer vergn�gt dort leben will, zahlt baar, was er verzehrt.�

(In the Black Whale at Ascalon no prophet is honored,
and he who wants to live there in pleasure, must pay cash for what he consumes.)

First in a set of six steins depicting scenes from the poem �Altassyrisch� (Old Assyrian) by Josef Viktor von Scheffel (1826-1886).

Note that this first stein in the Gerz series actually depicts the sixth and final verse in Scheffel�s poem rather then the first. The remaining steins in the series depict verses one through five in the normal order.

Master stein is No. 275A. See also Nos. 275B/II, 275B/III, 275B/IV, 275B/V and 275B/VI.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $60-$80

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
SPG 275B/I
SPG 275B/I

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