Hello… I’m trying to find out information about a stein we have in our shop. It’s a Schierholz “Barrel w/Munich Child, Cat on Shoulder”. I found a couple of articles on line, but I am more interested in the symbolism of this character stein. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.
Thank you for your response. I had read those articles and found them very informative. I was tryiny to find a reference on the symbolism of the characters on the steins. If they were simply decorative or if there was more to it then that… i lived in Germany and still many things remain a mystery.
I’m not sure what you are asking. The beer stein library pretty much says it all. There must be dozens of articles here discussing the Munich Child as well. The cat shows up often as a symbol of a hangover, as does the herring as the cure for a hangover. Those are the only symbols that I see, unless it is one with a lithophane.