Germans and Romans

Catalog No. 1681

Stoneware, etched, 3.0L, inlaid lid.
Produced both with and without pouring spout.

Text:
“Italia’s Wein so süß und fein brach doch der Römer morsch Gebein.
Im Bier jedoch und Rettigsaft steckt ewig junge deutsche Kraft.”

(Italy’s wine so sweet and fine broke the Romans brittle bones.
However, beer and radish juice forever maintains young German strength.)

Central image is taken from an illustration by Heinrich Schlitt (1849-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

See also Nos. 1613 and 1629.

Price Range: $350-$500

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MR 1681
MR 1681

 
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