“Drinker with Saying”

Catalog No. 2640

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid, signed by F. Quidenus.
Text in either German or English.

German Text:
“Gerstensaft und Hopfen kredenzt von schöner Hand,
sind jedem Wundertropfen im weiten deutschen Land.”

(Barley juice and hops, served by a pretty hand,
are wondrous drops for everyone in the wide German land.)

English Text:
“Where the last drop in the well, as I gasped upon the brink,
ere my fainting spirit fell, ’tis to thee that I would drink.”

Both versions are typically seen with the barmaid lid inlay, but the English version can also be found with an English language inlay reading: “O’er a song and a bumper let us be gay. Ne’er think of tomorrow but drink boys today.”

Price Ranges
German: $250-$350
English: $350-$450

Std. Lid Inlay
Std. Lid Inlay
English Version
English Version
English Inlay
English Inlay
Mettlach 2640
Mettlach 2640

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