Scenes from the Black Whale at Ascalon

Catalog No. 491

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Second in set of three, with Nos. 490 and 492 (not currently available), based on the poem “Altassyrisch” (Old Assyrian) by Josef Viktor von Scheffel (1826-1886), which tells the story of a student who eats and drinks at a tavern named the Black Whale, until he is confronted with a bill which he cannot pay, at which point he is unceremoniously ejected. The two scenes on this stein illustrate the third and fourth verses of the poem.

See also No. 251, Scene 3 and Scene 4.

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

     
     
HR 491
HR 491

 
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