Catalog No. 545
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.5L, pewter lid.
Produced both with and without pouring spout.
“Ja Gambrin keck u. kühn, ist ein König für die Zecher.
Edles Nass, frisch vom Faß, Mädel fülle mir den Becher.”
(Yes Gambrinus bold and daring, is a king for the drinkers.
Noble liquid, fresh from the barrel, maid fill up my beaker.)
Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.