Catalog No. 204
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
“Ein Schatzerl u. ein Edelweiss sind des Jägers Ehrenpreis!”
(A sweetheart and an Edelweiss are the hunter’s special prize!)
Edelweiss is a flower that grows on the slopes of the European Alps, often picked by men at some danger to themselves to prove their love and devotion to the women in their lives.
Central image taken from an 1877 painting entitled “Abschied von der Sennerin” (Parting from the Herdswoman) by Franz Defregger (1835-1921).
See also Nos. 68, 148, 162, 170, 238 and 364.