“Gymnast Symbols”

Catalog No. 1526/567

Pottery, transfer, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Gut Heil!”
(Good health!)

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).

Price Range: $100-$150

Lid Relief
Lid Relief
Mettlach 1526/567
Mettlach 1526/567

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