Gray glazed stoneware beer stein with a curved ceramic handle with a domed pewter lid with a pewter thumb-lift. Transfer printed in blue is a scene of a soldier, a religious Jew, scales on a table, and a fox. Titled “Trau keinem Fuchs auf gruner Heid, und keinem Jud bei seinem Eid” ("Trust no Fox on his green Meadow and no Jew on his Oath”), Germany, 1920s. The scene shown is of an argument between a soldier and a Jewish judge. The Jew raised his hand showing the soldier he has to take an oath to tell the truth. The hair of the judge turns up like the horns of Satan. The soldier is accusing a fox of killing his hare, and the fox is shown sneaking away, for he is probably responsible for the death of the hare. The judges table is symbolized by “Scales of Justice”. However, this is "Jewish Justice", where the truth or the facts do not matter, for the Jewish judge will only decide the outcome of the case depending on who gave him the bag of money that he holds in his left hand. Nurnberg, known as the "most German of German cities", was already the venue of the National Socialist Reichsparteitage (NSDAP), in the 1920s. NSDAP party member Julius Streicher made the city of Nurnberg the headquarters of his wildly popular anti-semitic newspaper “Der Stürmer”.
H 24 in. x Dm 10 in.
H 60.96 cm x Dm 25.4 cm