Art Nouveau 4F Symbol

Catalog No. 1315

Stoneware, impressed, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Design attributed to Karl Görig.

Text:
“Gut Heil.”
(Good health.)

The “4F” symbol central to this design represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

Price Range: $125-$175

     
     
SPG 1315
SPG 1315

 
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