Heidelberg Souvenir

Catalog No. 3580

Stoneware; relief; 0.5L, 0.25L or 0.125L; pewter lid.
Configuration varies depending on size.

�Das war der Zwerg Perkeo im Heidelberger Schloss,
an Wuchse klein und winzig, an Durste riesengross.�

(There was the dwarf Perkeo in Heidelberg castle,
small and tiny in stature, but with a huge thirst.)

The text on this stein is from a poem by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, written in 1847 and set to music in 1872 by Stephen Gruwe.

Perkeo (pictured with the text, below left), was an 18th-century dwarf who served as both court jester and keeper of the royal wine keg in Heidelberg castle. Despite his size, he was reportedly quite a prodigious drinker and, according to legend, his death came about when he mistakenly drank a glass of water. The stein�s central image depicts Heidelberg castle, and seen on the left side is the castle�s 58,100-gallon royal wine keg, purportedly the largest wooden barrel in the world.

Price Ranges
0.5L Full-color: $25-$40 / Ltd-color: $20-$35
0.25L Full-color: $20-$35 / Ltd-color: $15-$25
0.125L Full-color: $15-$25 / Ltd-color: $10-$15

RM 3580 (0.5L)
RM 3580 (0.5L)

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