“Gambrinus”

Catalog No. 11

Stoneware, figural, 0.5L.

Text:
“Gambrinus bin ich genannt, der zuerst das Bier erfand.”
(I am called Gambrinus, who first invented beer.)

Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.

Although shown in the manufacturer’s catalog as “Gambrinus”, the same body can also be found with a ram (or Bock) lid inlay (below left), symbolic of Bockbier, a strong dark beer that is the first drawn from the vats in the springtime.

Same model number applied to a Bearded Man Jug with Oak Branches.

Price Range (either version): $400-$500

 
     
RM 11
RM 11

 
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