Tomcat – Type I

Catalog No. (F3)

Pottery or stoneware, figural, 0.5L.

“Der Kater ist ein Leid fürwahr, vor dem es jeden schaudert.
Ein Mittel gibt’s dagegen zwar doch wird’s nicht ausgeplaudert.
Denn ist das Mittel erst bekannt, dann nimmt das Saufen überhand.
Es säuft hernach Alt oder Jung und uns trifft die Verantwortung.”

(The hangover is a malady indeed, which makes everyone shudder.
There is in fact an antidote but we will not make the cure known.
Because once the cure is known, excess drinking will get out of hand.
Old and young would drink too much and we would bear the responsibility.)

To fully appreciate the intent of this design, it must be understood that the tomcat (Kater) is both a German symbol and idiomatic expression for a hangover.

See also Tomcat – Type 2.

Price Range: $150-$225

MW (F3)
MW (F3)

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