Munich Child

Catalog No. 1866/612

Stoneware, transfer, 0.4L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Wohl bekomm’s”
(To your health)

Created as the coat-of-arms or archival seal of Munich in 1239, the centrally depicted Münchner Kindl (Munich Child) has evolved from a hooded monk standing in front of Munich’s gate to a charming child and symbol of the city.

Model number 1866, which is not listed in manufacturer catalogs, has so far only been seen displaying special order versions of decoration 612, on which the shield differs from the standard transfer configuration, substituting the name of a Munich beer for an image of a white radish. At least two different examples are known: the one pictured on the right was produced for Augustiner Bräu, Munich’s oldest brewery, founded in 1328, while the one shown below displays the name Leistbräu, a product of the Franziskaner brewery, founded in 1363.

Note that the transfer can been seen applied in both directions, so that the shield may appear on either the left or the right.

See also Nos. 1526/612 and 1909/612.

Price Range: $90-$125 (either version)

     
     
Mettlach 1866/612
Mettlach 1866/612

 
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