Printer Occupational

Catalog No. 2727

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.

Text (lid):
“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

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 2727
Mettlach 2727

 
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