Devilish Temptation

Catalog No. 316

Pottery or stoneware, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

�Thu� des Guten nicht zuviel, sonst ist�s aus mit gutem Spiel.�
(Don�t have too much of a good thing, otherwise the good times will be over.)

Later versions replaced the original text with:
�Das Bier macht heiter, den Kopf gescheidter.�
(Beer makes you happy, the head clever.)

The unusual side scenes on this stein depict a large man riding on the back of a wild bear or boar, which in Germany symbolizes drunkenness. He is also being tempted with food by imp-like creatures (the devil�s minions), providing what was almost certainly intended to be a pictorial warning against gluttony, one of the seven deadly sins in Christian theology.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $60-$80
Ltd-color: $50-$70

SPG 316
SPG 316

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