Catalog No. 1
Stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“BISS AURORA WIHDER LACHT SIZZEN WIR DIE GANTZE NACHT
NICHTS REISST UNSERN FÜRSAZZ EYN LASST UNS DRÜMB EIN DRINKLIED SCHREYN”
(Until Aurora laughs again, we sit the whole night.
Nothing can destroy our intention, so let us write a drinking song.)
The bearded man jug (Bartmannskrug) is a form dating back to around 1550, featuring the face of a bearded man at the neck representing the mythical woodland Wild Man of Germanic folklore, a symbol of strength and endurance.
This design was copied from an actual Renaissance period piece, one of some forty-two Renaissance replicas first manufactured by Merkelbach in the early 1900s and reproduced regularly thereafter. These items were numbered 1 through 42, duplicating numbers applied to earlier Merkelbach offerings.
Same model number applied to both figural and non-figural Munich Child designs.
Price Range: $175-$250