“Toasting Drinkers”

Catalog No. 1526/603

Pottery, transfer, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Prosit Herr Bruder, nehmet das frische Glas zur Hand,
stosst an, Gambrinus lebe, der uns das Bier erfand!”

(Cheers brother, take a fresh glass into your hand,
clink glasses, long live Gambrinus, he who invented beer for us!)

Text reference is to Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, long a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.

Price Range: $90-$125

Mettlach 1526/603
Mettlach 1526/603

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