Munich Child with Tomcat

Catalog No. 1798

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“O jerum, jerum!” (Latin)
(Oh woe, woe!)
“Eher soll die Welt verderben als vor Durst ein Baier sterben.”
(The world should come to an end before a Bavarian dies of thirst.)

Created as the coat-of-arms or archival seal of Munich in 1239, the centrally depicted Münchner Kindl (Munich Child) has evolved from a hooded monk standing in front of Munich’s gate to a charming child and symbol of the city. However, in this case, she has clearly had too much to drink, as signified by the tomcat (Kater), the traditional German symbol and idiomatic expression for a hangover.

Price Range: $90-$125

     
     
RH 1798
RH 1798

 
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