“Gymnast”

Catalog No. 1914

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Text:
“Gut Heil”
(Good health)
“Lasst Kraft uns erwerben mit Herz und Hand,
zu leben und zu sterben für’s heil’ge Vaterland.”

(Let us acquire strength with heart and hand,
to live and to die for the Holy Fatherland.)

The “4F” symbol depicted on the lid inlay and in two places in the central 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).

Text is from a song entitled “Ich hab’ mich ergeben” (I Have Devoted Myself), written in 1820 by Hans Ferdinand Maßmann.

Price Range: $200-$300

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 1914
Mettlach 1914

 
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