“Saying”

Catalog No. 2942

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, inlaid.

Text:
“Braun ist meine Maid, Schäumt über jederzeit.”
(Brown is my sweetheart, it foams over all the time.)

The hexagram decoration (below), often mistaken to be the Jewish Star of David, is actually a German brewing symbol seen frequently on beer steins produced through the early 20th century. The “§11” in its center makes reference to the Bier-Comment (beer code) of Heidelberg University, which begins with paragraph 11. Paragraphs 1 through 10 are left blank and are generally presumed to be the Biblical ten commandments. Paragraph 11 of the Heidelberg code reads: “Es wird fortgesoffen”, which is often (if loosely) translated as “Keep on drinking”.

Price Range: $100-$150

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Mettlach 2942
Mettlach 2942

 
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