Catalog No. 1245

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

“Man spricht vom vielen Trinken stets,
doch nie vom grossen Durst.”

(One always speaks of much drinking,
but never of the large thirst.)

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. This particular depiction is taken from a painting by Eduard von Grützner (1846-1925).

Text is taken from a poem by Josef Viktor von Scheffel entitled “Die Drei Dörfer” (The Three Villages), written in 1856 and set to music in 1870 by Karl Appel.

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

RH 1245
RH 1245

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