Germans and Romans

Catalog No. 1268

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Italia’s Wein so süss u. fein brach doch der Römer morsch Gebein.
Im Bier jedoch u. Rettigsaft steckt ewig junge deutsche Kraft.”

(Italy’s wine so sweet and fine broke the Romans brittle bones.
However, beer and radish juice forever maintain young German strength.)

Central image is taken from an illustration by Heinrich Schlitt (1849-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

Price Range: $100-$150

RH 1268
RH 1268

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