Monkeys and Cats

Catalog No. 940

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, figural inlaid lid (monkey), figural handle (bear).
Exists with music box in base (add 20%).

“’S ist besser mit Affen, mit Kater und Bären,
als allzeit mit Ochsen und Eseln verkehren.”

(It is better with monkeys, tomcats and bears,
than to operate all the time with oxen and donkeys.)

Translated without the animal symbolism, the message of the saying is that: “It is better to be a drinker and contend with the hangovers than to work hard all the time.”

See also No. 939.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $175-$250
Ltd-color: $125-$175

MR 940
MR 940

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