100766 | GERMANY. Hans Huckebein der Unglücksrabe uniface cast bronze Plaque.
100766 | GERMANY. Hans Huckebein – der Unglücksrabe uniface cast bronze Plaque. Issued circa 1910. "Das Laster" (85x173 mm). By L. Berens (after W. Busch) in Hamburg.
The raven Hans Huckebein, intoxicated, dancing around an overturned chalice / Rough incuse of obverse, and stamped: L. BERENS / HAMBURG 22 // 10 (in circle) // Hans Huckebein / Das Laster.
Virtually as cast, some light rusting on the reverse. Very rare and interesting.
Hans Huckebein, der Unglücksrabe (the unlucky raven) is a children's story written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch, with its first serial publication appearing in Die illustrierte Welt in 1867. It tells the tale of Hans Huckebein, a mischievous raven, caught by a young boy (Fritz) and who subsequently causes all sorts of mayhem in the home of Fritz and his aunt Lotte. Fate, however, would get the best of the Hans, aided by more than a few nips of liqueur.
This interesting and rather large plaque features one of the scenes in the story, lines 85-86, reading thus: "Er krächzt mit freudigem Getön // Und muß auf einem Beine stehn," roughly translating to "Quite merrily, he caws and crows, // Assuming a most graceful pose." For more information on this story, please follow this link.
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