Catalog No. 455
Pottery, relief, 1.0L or 0.5L, pewter lid.
Exists with music box in base (add 20%).
“Keinen Tropfen im Becher mehr,
und der Beutel schlaff und leer,
lechzend Herz und Zunge.
(No more drops in the beaker,
and the purse is slack and empty,
with a parched heart and tongue.)
Text is from the poem “Die Lindenwirtin”, written by Rudolph Baumbach in 1876 and set to music in 1878 by Franz Wilhelm Abt. The poem honors Ännchen Schumacher (1860-1935), perhaps the most famous innkeeper in German history and a popular figure with German students.
Matches Merkelbach & Wick No. 2155.
See also No. 507.
1.0L full-color: $150-$225 / Ltd-color: $125-$175
0.5L Full-color: $100-$150 / Ltd-color: $90-$125