Bicycle with Hungover Tomcat Lid

Catalog No. 49

Porcelain, figural, 0.5L, lithophane (man falling off bicycle).

Text:
“All Heil”
(Safe travels)

The tomcat (Kater) is both a German symbol and idiomatic expression for a hangover. How this lid inlay was intended to relate to the bicycling theme of the body is somewhat unclear, but a case can easily be made that it reflects the probable level of sobriety of the falling cyclist in the lithophane.

See also No. 50.

Price Range: $1,400-$1,700

Lithophane
Lithophane
     
     
Schierholz 49
Schierholz 49

 
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