Catalog No. 765
Pottery, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.
“Froh der Sinn, u. frisch d. Turners Muth,
fromm d. Herz, d. Freiheit höchstes Gut.”
(Happy the spirit, and fresh the Gymnast’s courage,
pious the heart, freedom the highest good.)
The central portrait in this design depicts Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for the rebirth of gymnastics in Germany during the early 19th century, and for development of gymnastics equipment such as the parallel bars and pommel horse.
Examples are known to exist with “Zur Erin. a. d. VII deutsches Turnfest München 1889” (In memory of the German Gymnastics Festival Munich 1889) appearing around the top band. (Add 20%)
See also No. 1227.