Drunkard with Monkey and Tomcat

Catalog No. 1909/1273

Stoneware, transfer (silhouette type), 0.5L, pewter lid.

The monkey and tomcat are German symbols for excessive drinking and a hangover, respectively.

The “§11” appearing on both sides of the stein makes reference to the Bier-Comment (beer code) of Heidelberg University, which begins with paragraph 11. Paragraphs 1 through 10 are left blank and are generally presumed to be the Biblical ten commandments. Paragraph 11 of the Heidelberg code reads: “Es wird fortgesoffen,” which is often (if loosely) translated as “Keep on drinking.”

See also No. 1526/1273.

Price Range: $150-$225

     
     
Mettlach 1909/1273
Mettlach 1909/1273

 
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