This German made 1 liter ceramic boot has a hunting theme. One side shows a hunter and his wife with traditional hunting motifs of a dog, rifle, bird, oak leaves with acorns and a traditional German hat. The reverse shows a lady with a bunch of flowers and similar hunting motifs. A mounted boar head and hare head appear on either side of the heel. A beautifully detailed wood grain background and hand painted relief decoration accent this traditional rustic finish stoneware beer boot.
Boot reads "Frischer Trunk labt Jaegerblut." "Tut auch anderen Leuten gut." which translates as: "A fresh drink refreshes a hunter's blood." "It also does good for other people.".
Features a 3D ceramic spur on the heel.
History of "Das Boot!"
Tradition tells that the boot came into use during WWI. At that time, German soldiers, lacking a better drinking vessel, used their own leather boots (patched to hold liquid) for having what was possibly their last beer. The boots were then filled to the top with beer and passed among the regiment soldiers with best wishes for a safe return from battle. American soldiers were introduced to this tradition of drinking from a boot while stationed in Germany after WWII.
The secret to drinking from the boot is to point the toe sideways. When the toe is pointed downward, the boot cannot be easily emptied. When the toe is pointed upwards, the liquid flows out of the boot very quickly and uncontrollably, usually spilling all over the drinker.
Made in Germany by Zoller & Born
Height: approx. 9.5"
Volume: 1 Liter