Nuremberg Tower

Catalog No. 5216

Pottery, figural, 0.5L, figural pewter lid (tower roof), marked “F&M/N.”

Text:
“Gruss aus Nürnberg”
(Greetings from Nuremberg)

The building that served as the model for this stein is the landmark Frauenturm, a defensive tower constructed in the 16th century at Nuremberg’s main gate.

Hans Sachs, pictured in one of the side inserts (below), was a shoemaker, poet and German master singer. He is remembered today largely as a result of being cast as the leading character in Richard Wagner’s opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master Singers of Nuremberg). On the opposite side is a Nuremberg cityscape.

“F&M/N” is the mark of Felsenstein & Mainser, a Nuremberg finishing shop and distributor.

See also Nos. 1190, 5063, 5208, 5209, 5217 and 6019.

Price Range: $100-$150

     
     
MR 5216
MR 5216

 
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