Catalog No. 1188
Pottery, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
According to legend, “Tell’s Chapel (Tellskapelle) on Lake Lucern is the site of Wilhelm Tell’s escape from a brutal Austrian bailiff named Albrecht Gessler, whom later assassinated, sparking a rebellion against Austrian (Hapsburg) rule and resulting in the formation of the (Old) Swiss Confederation in 1291.
Side images include Helvetia, a national personification of Switzerland dating back to the 17th century, and Arnold von Winkelried, a legendary Swiss hero who is said to have sacrificed himself on the pikes of opposing soldiers in order to open a breach in the enemy line during the Battle of Sempach in 1386, allowing the (Old) Swiss Confederation to defeat an army of the Habsburg duke Leopold III of Austria.
Master stein to No. 1172 (not currently available).