Catalog No. B2B
Stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Sir John Falstaff, seen below attempting to hide in a large laundry basket, 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.
Base of example shown here marked “Grès Rhenana” (Rhenish stoneware), a term applied by Gerz to a series of items displaying relief decoration and a faux salt-glazed background in varying shades of blue.
See also Nos. B1A and B1C.