Gertrude - Harmony Kingdom Siamese Cat in Beer Stein
A Siamese cat finds this beautiful carved stein, inspired by a vessel belonging to artist David Lawrence, the perfect place to view its surroundings. It is one of the few containers not to be eroded, distorted or decayed by “Penfold’s Old Peculiar,” a strong brew with a specific gravity of 1057 degrees. Two dates on the stein - 1995 and 2002 - are the two dates when David started carving for Harmony Kingdom: his first appearance and the time of his resurrection. Two drinking greetings are engraved around the bottom: “Raise a cup of kindness” (borrowed from Robert Burns) and “Wassail! Wassail!” (an Old Norse word meaning “Be whole.”). Hidden inside the stein is a hop, the fruit responsible for the pungent flavoring of most English real ales.
Artist: David Lawrence
Carving Date: 2002 - Retired
1.9" wide, 1.4" long, 2.8" tall
In-house stock photographs - as with any hand-tinted product, piece received will be similar but unique.