Bear with Saying

Catalog No. 1455

Pottery, figural, 0.5L.

Text:
“Es ist besser mit Katern, Affen u. Bären,
als allzeit mit Ochsen u. Eseln zu verkehren.”

(It is better with tomcats, monkeys and bears,
than to operate all the time with oxen and donkeys.)

Translated without the animal symbolism, the message of the saying is that: “It is better to be a drinker and contend with the hangovers than to work hard all the time.” The bear in this case represents a hangover, as in “wrestling with a bear”.

Price Range: $400-$550

     
     
RH 1455
RH 1455

 
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