Drinker Dueling Monkey and Tomcat

Catalog No. 445

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, pewter lid, signed “CA”.

Text:
“Wir tranken nicht im Überfluss,
und stehn noch immer grad.
Wenn man nach Hause taumeln muss,
ist’s um das Bier nur Schad.”

(We did not drink too much,
and are still standing up straight.
If you have to stagger homeward,
it’s only harmful for the beer.)

The monkey and tomcat are German symbols for excessive drinking and a hangover, respectively. The fish with which the monkey appears to be defending itself is a pickled herring, an alleged hangover cure.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $150-$225
Ltd-color: $125-$175

     
     
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