Finger Wrestling

Catalog No. 111

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Exists with music box in base (add 20%).

Text:
“Was sich soll klären, das muß erst gähren.”
(What should be clarified must first ferment.)

Finger wrestling (Fingerhakeln), viewed as a serious sport in Bavaria and throughout the Alpine region, pits two contestants against each other across a substantial table. The objective of the contest is for one to pull the other across the table using only a single finger. In this playful depiction from a painting by Franz Defregger (1835-1921), a man takes on two women simultaneously.

See also Nos. 95 and 116.

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

 
     
MR 111
MR 111

 
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