Black Whale at Ascalon (Scene 1)

Catalog No. 251

Porcelain, pottery or stoneware; etched or threaded relief; 0.5L; pewter lid.

Text:
“Im Schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon da kneipt ein Mann drei Tag,
bis daß er steif wie ein Besensteil am Marmortische lag.”

(In the Black Whale at Ascalon a man drank for three days,
until stiff as a broomstick he lay on the marble table.)

Stein depicts the first verse from the poem “Altassyrisch” (Old Assyrian) by Josef Viktor von Scheffel (1826-1886).

Master stein is also numbered 251. Five other drinking steins display the same model number and depict verses 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Price Ranges
Etched full-color: $200-$300/ltd-color: $150-$225
Threaded full-color: $90-$125/ltd-color: $75-$100

 
     
HR 251
HR 251

 
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