Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Anna's Ølbolle

According to my father, Vincent Williams, this antique "Ale bowl" (c. 1772) belonged to Anna Gurine (Huusmoe) Johnson. It passed down through the family until it came into my hands.

Ølbolle (c. 1772). The inscription around the inside rim reads roughly, "Den som lidet kan arve og girni drikke, han rigdom i verden bekkomer han ikke." (He who inherits little and likes to drink, will not obtain riches in the world.) On the bottom it reads, "Borgund Hardanger." Image courtesy of Mark D. Williams.


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