This German stein depicts Friedolin, an old German first name, which means to be "peaceable", with a beer stein & shield and cherubs with musical instruments on either side. The first bearer of the name Friedolin was Friedolin von Saeckingen who was born in Ireland and worshiped as a saint. He lived in Saeckingen, Germany until his death in about 538.
Before WWI Friedolin was a synonym or nick-name for the cheerful or rowdy drunken German students during this period. The saying on the beer stein translates as: "Dear mother, leave the door unlocked. Your sonny-boy comes home drunken like a judge".
Deep cobalt blue background, relief hand painted decoration and pointed pewter lid.
Limited Edition of 2,500 individually numbered beer steins Worldwide!
Height: approx. 10"
Volume: 0.75 Liter