Hunter Frog

Catalog No. 973

Pottery, figural, 0.5L.

“Willst du nicht dem Frosche gleich im Sumpf versinken,
steige in Gambrunus Reich wo volle Humpen winken.”

(If you don’t want to sink into the mud like a frog,
enter Gambrinus’ kingdom where full steins are beckoning.)

Text reference is to Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, long 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.

Reproduced in the 1960s as Girmscheid No. 836.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $250-$350
Ltd-color: $175-$250

JWR 973
JWR 973

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