Courting Couple

Catalog No. 826

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, figural (Perkeo) or inlaid lid.

Text:
“Zwei dunkle Augen, ein roter Mund, sind all mein Glück zu jeder Stund.”
(Two dark eyes, a red mouth, are all my happiness at every hour.)

Text is loosely derived from a song (Zwei dunkel Augen), written by Paul Grossman and set to music by Carl Heinz.

Perkeo (lid figure) was an 18th-century dwarf who served as both court jester and keeper of the royal wine keg in Heidelberg. Despite his size, he was reportedly quite a prodigious drinker and, according to legend, his death came about when he mistakenly drank a glass of water.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $60-$80
Ltd-color: $50-$70

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
JWR 826
JWR 826

 
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