Catalog No. 1042
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, figural inlaid lid (Perkeo).
“Musik und Bier, das ist mein Pläsir.”
(Music and beer, that is my pleasure.)
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.
This stein exists in two virtually identical versions numbered 1042 and 11042 (presumably later). Sale prices tend to be in the same general range for both.