Renaissance Figures with Saying

Catalog No. 248

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 3.0L, pewter lid, body configuration varies.

�Ohne Lieb und ohne Wein,
was ist unser Leben?�

(Without love and without wine,
what is our existence?)
�Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weib, Gesang,
der bleibt ein Narr sein Leben lang.�

(He who does not love wine, women, song,
remains a fool for all his life.)

This is a late 19th century interpretation of a form that dates back to around 1550. Bearded man jugs (Bartmannkr�ge) feature the face of a bearded man at the neck representing the mythical woodland Wild Man of Germanic folklore, a symbol of strength and endurance.

Master stein to No. 298. See also No. 111.

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

JWR 248
JWR 248

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