Forest Scene with Deer

Catalog No. 1227

Pottery, relief, 1.75L, figural inlaid lid (Perkeo).

“Piff paff tara der weisse Hirsch ist da.”
(Piff paff tara the white stag is there.)

Text is loosely drawn from a song entitled “Der weiße Hirsch” (The White Stag) written in 1811 by Ludwig Uhland.

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.

See also No. 1248.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

JWR 1227
JWR 1227

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