Catalog No. 483
Pottery, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei”
(Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free)
The portrait to the right of the gymnast in the central 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.
See also Nos. 482 and 579.