“Tell’s Shot”

Catalog No. 2082

Pottery; etched; 1.0L, 0.5L or 0.3L; inlaid lid.

Text (lid):
“König der Schützen”
(King of the marksman)

According to Swiss legend, an Austrian bailiff named Gessler demanded that homage be paid to his hat, which he’d placed atop a pole. When William Tell refused, he was seized and condemned to death. He was granted his life on the condition that he demonstrate his skill as an archer by shooting an apple from his son’s head. He did that successfully and was later able to escape and kill Gessler, sparking a rebellion against Austrian (Hapsburg) rule and resulting in the formation of the (Old) Swiss Confederation in 1291.

A variation of the half-liter size exists (below center) with an etched and hand-enameled Anheuser-Busch logo above the central scene.

Price Ranges
Price Ranges
1.0L: $500-$650
0.5L: $300-$400
0.3L: $200-$300
A-B Variation: $800-$1,000

0.5L
0.5L
A-B
A-B
Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
Mettlach 2082 (1.0L)
Mettlach 2082 (1.0L)

 
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