Catalog No. 1918
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Ein frisches Turnerblut bringt Kraft u. frohen Muth.”
(A fresh gymnast’s blood brings strength and happy spirit.)
The central figure in this design is Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse. The “4F” symbol that appears in shields on both sides of the stein represents that movement and stands for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).
See also No. 1922.