Sleeping Drinker

Catalog No. 1182

Pottery, relief, 1.0L, figural inlaid lid (Perkeo).

Text (English):
“Don’t wake me up, I dreamt this last night.”

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 1182 and 11182 (presumably later). Sale prices tend to be in the same general range for both.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

     
     
JWR 1182
JWR 1182

 
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