“The Surprise”

Catalog No. 1149B

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Möcht’ doch wissen, ob auch ich mit meinem Hauche einen Ton
könnt drin erwecken, wissen möcht’ ich’s gar zu gerne.”

(I want to know if with my breath a sound
can be awakened, that would really make me happy.)

Scene and text taken from a poem entitled “The Trumpeter of Säckingen”, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, which tells the story of a love affair between a trumpeter and a baron’s daughter. Original engraving entitled “Die Überrashung” (The Surprise) done in 1888 by Carl Schweninger (1854-1903).

Second in a series based on Scheffel’s poem, all numbered 1149, with a following letter (A-?) designating scene and text variations.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $60-$80
Ltd-color: $50-$70

MW 1149B
MW 1149B

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