St. George Slays the Dragon

Catalog No. 202

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, figural inlaid lid (gnome).
Design attributed to Ludwig Foltz II.

St. George is the Patron Saint of England and one of the most well known Christian figures. The popular legend of St. George and the dragon was introduced into modern tradition with the publication in 1265 of Legenda Sanctorum (Readings on the Saints), that tells the tale of a town which, desperate to control the depredations of a dragon, had resorted to sacrificing unmarried girls to the monster. Finally the lot falls to the king’s daughter and, despite the pleas of her father, she is delivered to her fate. Just then, a handsome young knight (St. George) rides by and, hearing cries for help, slays the dragon.

Same model number applied to a stein entitled “Singers” and another depicting Renaissance Dancers.

Price Range: $300-$400

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
Mettlach 202
Mettlach 202

 
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