Catalog No. 142
Pottery, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid, format varies.
Text (some versions):
“Behüt dich Gott, es wär so schön gewesen,
behüt dich Gott, es hat nicht sollen sein.”
(May God watch over you, it would have been so nice,
may God watch over you, it was not meant to be.)
Scene and text taken from a poem entitled “The Trumpeter of Säckingen”, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, which tells the story of a love affair between a trumpeter and a baron’s daughter. Original engraving entitled “Abschied” (Farewell) done in 1888 by Carl Schweninger (1854-1903).
This model number was produced with two different formats, both 2.0L and with the same central image (compare below).
See also Nos. 9, 151, 340, 753 and 1196.