Catalog No. 11
Stoneware, figural, 0.5L.
“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