Catalog No. 45
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 3.0L, pewter lid.
This stein commemorates the Tyrol Rebellion of 1809. In 1805 Austria was defeated by Napoleon and had to cede Tyrol to Bavaria, Napoleonís ally. The liberal reforms introduced by Bavarian Baron Montgelas were unpopular in conservative, staunchly Catholic Tyrol, which also objected to enforced military service in the Bavarian army. The Tyroleans, led by innkeeper Andreas Hofer, rose in rebellion in April 1809 but were ultimately forced to surrender. Hofer was executed in February 1810.
The stein is decorated with three images taken from paintings by Franz Defregger (1835-1921) depicting scenes associated with the rebellion including, in order of the events recorded: Der Tharerwirt (The Tharer Innkeeper [i.e., Hofer]); Das letzte Aufgebut (The Last Reserves); and Andr. Hofers letzt. Gang (Andreas Hoferís Last Walk).