Gnome Feeding Radish to Drinker

Catalog No. 981

Pottery, etched and relief (tapestry), 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Willst du echte deutsche Kraft,
trinke des Gambrinus Saft,
den man Dir hier edelschenkt,
weil man an dein Lebendenkt.”

(If you want real German strength,
drink Gambrinus juice [beer],
which one pours generously for you here,
because one thinks of your life.)

Text reference is to Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, long a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.

Large white radishes are the favorite beer accompaniment in the Bavarian Alps.

Price Range: $75-$100

     
     
RH 981
RH 981

 
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