“Faithful Eckart”

Catalog No. 2809

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid, signed by F. Quidenus.
Sometimes found with the words “Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man” hand-painted around the base (below center).

Text (lid):
“Verplaudern ist schädlich, verschweigen ist gut.”
(Gossip is harmful, silence is good.)

Faithful Eckart was a character originally created in a 16th century farce by German writer Georg Wickram. However, Faithful Eckart is far more popularly recalled as the subject of an 1813 poem (Der getreue Eckart) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The text on the lid is the last stanza of Goethe’s poem. The Rip Van Winkle variation of this stein was likely intended to enhance sales in English speaking countries.

Price Range: $300-$400

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
     
Mettlach 2809
Mettlach 2809

 
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