“Automobile”

Catalog No. 3202

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Text:
“– Lenke –
O Sohn des Augenblicks, lenke selbst den Wagen des Glück’s!
Such in der Zukunft der Sehnsucht Ziel,
eil’ durch die Welt nur im Automobil.”

(– Steer –
Oh son of the moment, steer the car of happiness yourself!
Search for your desire’s destination in the future,
hurry through the world only in an automobile.)

The shield on the lid inlay is from the Kaiserlicher Automobil Club (KAC). Founded in 1899 as the Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD), it was renamed KAC in 1904, when Emperor Wilhelm II became the honorary president. After WWI, the club reverted to its original name (AvD) and continues to operate under that name today.

Price Range: $1,200-$1,500

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
Mettlach 3202
Mettlach 3202

 
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