Description: Pottery, transfer, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Manufacturer: N/A (Germany)
Production Quantity: 95
Text: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
The central image on this stein depicts Virginia native Patrick Henry (1736-1799), one of the leading figures in the American Revolutionary War. Taken from an 1891 painting by Virginia artist George Bagby Matthews, the original painting now hangs in the Executive Mansion. On the right side of the stein are the closing lines of Henry’s well-known “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech, given on March 23, 1775 at the Second Virginia Convention in Richmond at what is now St. John’s Church.
Price Range: $12-$18