Bruxelles, Belgium (Brussels) - Mannekin Pis

Vintage Enamel Silver Manneken Pis Brussels Shield Charm

Item: Vintage Enamel Silver Manneken Pis Brussels Shield Charm
Material: Enamel & European Silver (marked)
Maker: unknown
Size: 5/8 inch x 7/16 inch
Condition: excellent vintage condition


This vintage shield charm is for Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium. It has an image of the famous statue Manneken Pis (sometimes called Li'l Squirt) and reads 'MAN. PIS' by the statue's head. Nobody actually knows why the manneken is there. He is believed to be nothing more than a decoration on top of a fountain, where people in the Middle-Ages came to get fresh water. Already in the 15th century a fountain called 'manneken-pis' existed in the Stoofstraat/Rue de l'étuve. He has also been stolen several times by plundering soldiers and even by the citizens of Geraardsbergen, a city in Flanders that claims to possess the oldest statue of a peeing boy in Belgium. There are many legends about the Manneken. According to one of them a little boy had watered against the door of a witch who lived where the fountain now stands. The witch was so angry that she turned the little boy into a statue. This charm would be perfect for any personal, travel, backpacking, European, Belgian, Brussels or famous statues themed charm bracelet.

This charm is made of enamel and European silver, rather than sterling, and is marked with 800 and a maker's mark.


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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 April, 2007.

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