Catalog No. 774
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid, image placement varies.
“Ein guter frischer Gerstensaft, die echte deutsche Arbeitskraft,
und deutsche Treu und Biederkeit bewähren sich für Allezeit.”
(A good fresh beer, the real German strength,
and German loyalty and honesty prove themselves for all time.)
The three figures on this stein include: Germania, an ancient symbol personifying the strength, unity and liberty of Germanic peoples, taken from the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument erected near Rudesheim on the Rhine River following the Franco-Prussian War; Bavaria, the female personification of the Bavarian state, taken from a bronze statue at the entrance to Munich’s Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame), commissioned by Ludwig I in the mid-19th century; and the Munich Child, created as the coat-of-arms or archival seal of Munich in 1239, the Münchner Kindl has evolved from a hooded monk standing in front of Munich’s gate to a charming child and symbol of the city.