Tomcats and Monkeys

Catalog No. 2062

Stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.
Design attributed to Herta Kasten.

The tomcat and monkey are German symbols for a hangover and excessive drinking, respectively. The “§11” between the two in the central image makes reference to the Bier-Comment (beer code) of Heidelberg University, which begins with paragraph 11. Paragraphs 1 through 10 are left blank and are generally presumed to be the Biblical ten commandments. Paragraph 11 of the Heidelberg code reads: “Es wird fortgesoffen,” which is often (if loosely) translated as “Keep on drinking.”

Price Range: $250-$350

Lid Relief
Lid Relief
RM 2062
RM 2062

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