Catalog No. 301T
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Behüt dich Gott, es wär so schön gewesen,
behüt dich Gott, es hat nicht sollen sein.”
(May God watch over you, it would have been so nice,
may God watch over you, it was not meant to be.)
Scene and text taken from a poem entitled “The Trumpeter of Säckingen”, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, which tells the story of a love affair between a trumpeter and a baron’s daughter. Original engraving entitled “Abschied” (Farewell) done in 1888 by Carl Schweninger (1854-1903).
This stein was part of a group produced for the Steinzeugwerke marketing consortium in which Hanke participated between 1911 and 1913. It was designated by the manufacturer as model No. “301T”, but the “T” does not appear in base markings. It is used here, as it was in Steinzeugwerke catalogs, simply to distinguish the item from an earlier Hanke product bearing the same number.
See also Nos. 1228 and 452T.