“Drinker on Mount Olympus”

Catalog No. 2089

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid, signed by H. Schlitt.

Text:
“Wenn einst Hebe kommt um mich zu frage ‘Wünschen Sie vielleicht Ambrosia?’
Ja wie kommst mir für! Bring Sie bayrisch Bier!”

(When Hebe comes to ask me “Do you want Ambrosia?”
Well what do you take me for! Bring me Bavarian beer!)

Central image and text are taken from an illustration by Heinrich Schlitt (1849-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.

Price Range: $300-$400

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 2089
Mettlach 2089

 
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