Student Prank

Catalog No. 1829

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Vorlesung über Academische Freiheit von Stud. Spund.”
(Lecture on Academic Freedom from Student Spund.)
“Wo Glück und Gunst nicht will, da hilft Weisheit und Kunst nicht viel.”
(Where fortune and favor don’t work, wisdom and art won’t help much.)

“Spund” (1st text string), is the German word for the bung (or plug) in a keg. In this case, use of the term as a surname [i.e., Stud(ent) Spund] is probably intended to indicate a degree of intoxication associated with the student in the central image, seen here exercising his “academic freedom” by sneaking up behind a night watchman to blow his horn.

See also No. 5884.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

     
     
MR 1829
MR 1829

 
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