Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 1452

Pottery, etched and relief, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Text:
“Frisch, fromm, fröhlich, frei.”
(Fresh, pious, happy, frei.)
“Prosit”
(Cheers)
“Gut Heil.”
(Good health.)
“Die Turnerei schafft Manneskraft,
viel mehr noch als der Rebensaft.”

(Gymnastics produces virility,
much more so than wine.)

The “4F” symbol appearing twice on the front of this stein represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, depicted on the lid inlay, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century.

Price Range: $150-$225

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
JWR 1452
JWR 1452

 
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