Catalog No. 2727
Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.
“Hoch lebe die edele Buchdruckerkunst.”
(Long live the noble printers art.)
The centrally depicted double-headed eagle is taken from the German printers’ coat-of-arms. Surrounding the body of the stein is a cityscape of “Mainz in 1450”, home of Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1398-1468), the inventor of movable type printing.
Ninth in series of twelve (2719-2730).
For more information on the series see The Mettlach Occupationals.
Price Range $2,000-$2,400