“Monkey”

Catalog No. 576

Pottery, figural, 0.5L.

Text:
“Besitzest du solchen Affen –
macht kein andrer dir zu schaffen.”

(Once you have such a monkey,
nothing else will bother you.)

To appreciate the meaning of the text, it must be understood that the monkey, in Germany and elsewhere, is symbolic of drunkenness (monkey on one’s back), so that the first clause might be more clearly, if less literally, translated to read: “Once you are drunk enough....”

Note the variation in base configuration.

See also No. 661.

Price Range: $200-$300

 
     
RM 576
RM 576

 
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