Catalog No. 768R
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Frisch, fromm, fröhlich, frei,
der Reichthum Deutscher Turnerei.”
(Fresh, pious, happy, free,
the wealth of German gymnastics.)
The “4F” symbol in the central image represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).
See also No. 769T.