Heidelberg Souvenir

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

MR 5375
MR 5375

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