1880 Deutsches Turnfest Frankfurt

Catalog No. 1096

Stoneware, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

A Turnfest is a German gymnastics meet. The “4F” symbol central to this design represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastic clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

The original design for this special event stein featured German imperial eagle as the central decoration, rather than the “4F” symbol.

Price Range: $800-$1,000

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 1096
Mettlach 1096

 
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