~ Nürnberger Trichter ~
The Nürnberger Trichter became an idiomatic expression in Germania after the 1647 publishing of a book in Nuremberg called the Poetischer Trichter (Poetic Funnel) by Georg Philipp Harsdörfer which sought to teach the art of poetry and rhyme in German without using Latin. The funnel in this sense represented funneling knowledge into students sometimes forcibly. The stein is porcelain with a lithophane (scene viewable in the base when held up to the light) and marked with the Schierholz & Sohn logo and Musterschutz (patented), ca. 1900.
Nürnberger Trichter Nuremberg Funnel
Translation: Roy De Selms
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