Catalog No. 375
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Gesunder Körper, gesunder Geist, des Turners Streben heist.”
(Healthy body, healthy spirit, the gymnast’s quest.)
The “4F” symbol in the central image (lower right) represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).