Athletes

Catalog No. 2759

Stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid (shown with pressed metal lid).

The swastika, eagle and “DRL” in the central shield of the version of this stein pictured at the right represent the Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (German Physical Education Federation), which from 1934 until 1945 was the Third Reich’s sports umbrella organization.

The “DT” in the shield on versions that presumably predated 1934 (below left) was the acronym for the Deutsche Turnerschaft (German Gymnastics Federation), an association of gymnastics clubs founded in 1868, replaced by the DRL in 1934 and formally dissolved in 1936.

The bust above the shield represents 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.

Price Ranges
DRL version: $250-$350
DT version: $40-$60

 
     
MR 2759
MR 2759

 
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