Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 1922

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid (shown below with pressed metal lid), signed “GT” (Gustav Thinwibel).

Text:
“Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei”
(Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free)

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. 1918.

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

     
     
MR 1922
MR 1922

 
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