Catalog No. 5375
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid, marked �WEKARA�.
�Alt Heidelberg du feine, du Stadt an Ehren reich.�
(Old Heidelberg you fine city, rich in honors.
Text is taken from a poem honoring Heidelberg, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel and set to music in 1872 by Weise von Zimmerman.
Side images include Heidelberg castle�s 58,100-gallon royal wine keg, purportedly the largest wooden barrel in the world, as well as Perkeo, an 18th-century dwarf who served as both court jester and keeper of the royal keg. Despite his size, he was reportedly quite a prodigious drinker and, according to legend, his death came about when he mistakenly drank a glass of water.
�WEKARA� is an acronym for Wilhelm E. Krumeich aus Ransbach, a Westerwald finishing shop and distributor.
See also Nos. 2000, 2001, 5013, 5014, 5358, 5396 and 6098.
Price Range: $25-$40