Catalog No. 1211
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.
“Ob aus Gläsern oder Humpen, ob wir zahlen oder pumpen,
ist der Trank nur rein und gut, es alle mal uns schmecken thut.”
(Whether from glasses or steins, whether we pay or borrow,
if the drink is only pure and good, it will always taste fine to us.)
Sir John Falstaff is one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appearing in four of Shakespeare’s plays and later in Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff, which was inspired principally by Falstaff’s follies in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.