Catalog No. 2107
Stoneware, etched and relief, 2.25L or 1.5L, inlaid lid, signed by H. Schlitt.
“Auch wenn die Anderen alle schwanken
dein Thron steht fest und ohne Wanken.”
(Even though the others all tremble,
your throne is steady and does not sway.)
Gambrinus, “the king of beer”, has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.