Heidelberg Souvenir

Catalog No. 438

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Alt Heidelberg du feine, du Stadt an Ehren reich.”
(Old Heidelberg you fine city, rich in honors.)

Text is taken from a poem honoring Heidelberg, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel and set to music in 1872 by Weise von Zimmerman.

Side images include Heidelberg castle’s 58,100-gallon royal wine keg, purportedly the largest wooden barrel in the world, as well as Perkeo, an 18th-century dwarf who served as both court jester and keeper of the royal keg. Despite his size, he was reportedly quite a prodigious drinker and, according to legend, his death came about when he mistakenly drank a glass of water.

See also No. 315.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $60-$80
Ltd-color: $50-$70

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AJT 438
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