Poland, 2006, 1.30 Zl. 11 (1/2) х 11 (1/4). multicoloured
Stanley Gibbons: 4233
Yvert et Tellier: 3991
Silver Gdansk mug produced in the period 1660-1680. The baroque, partially gilded mug is an example of a vessel of secular character, many of which were ordered at handicraftsmen by rich Polish nobility and middle class. It includes a decoration of moralizing content. The goldsmith Peter Rode (Rohde) depicted on the mug two biblical scenes of the life of Joseph, son of Jacob, with the technique of hand made forged ornaments and scenes. The eagle placed on the top of the lid symbolizes divine might, justice and care spread over people as righteous as the biblical Joseph. The mug comes from the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw.
Plots: Beer in works of art, Manufacture and consumption of beer