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Catalog No. 1103

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

Text:
“Fest alle Zeit in Freud u. Leid.”
(Firm at all times in joy and sorrow.)

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 1103 and 11103 (presumably later). Sale prices tend to be in the same general range for both.

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

     
     
JWR 1103
JWR 1103

 
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