Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 2053

Porrery, etched, 3.5L, inlaid lid.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.

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: $2,800-$3,500

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 2053
Mettlach 2053

 
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