Black Whale at Ascalon (Scene 3)

Catalog No. 251

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

Text:
“Im Schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon da bracht’ der Kellner Schar
in Keilschrift auf sechs Ziegelstein dem Gast die Rechnung dar.”

(In the Black Whale at Ascalon a group of waiters brought
the bill to the guest on six tiles written in cuneiform.)

Stein depicts the third 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, 2, 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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