“Drinking Germans and Romans with Saying”

Catalog No. 2095

Pottery, etched, 2.5L, inlaid lid, signed by H. Schlitt.

Text:
“Italiens Wein so süß und fein brach doch der Römer morsch Gebein.
Im Bier jedoch und Rettigsaft steckt ewig junge deutsche Kraft.”

(Italy’s wine so sweet and fine broke the Romans brittle bones.
However, beer and radish juice forever maintains young German strength.)

Central image is 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.

Variation (below center) has white radishes (a traditional Bavarian beer accompaniment) and two simulated gold coins replacing the floral medallions typically appearing around the base of the stein.

Master stein to No. 2100.

Price Ranges
Medallions: $1,200-$1,500
Flowers: $1,400-$1,700

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
Mettlach 2095
Mettlach 2095

 
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