Black Whale at Ascalon (Scene 2)

Catalog No. 251

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

“Im Schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon da sprach der Wirth: halt an!
Der trinkt von meinen Baktrer Schnaps mehr als er zahlen kann.”

(In the Black Whale at Ascalon the innkeeeper said: That’s enough!
He’s drinking more of my Bactrian liquor than he can pay for.)

Stein depicts the second 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 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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

HR 251
HR 251

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