Catalog No. 308
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.
�Trink nach alter deutscher Weise,
in der Freunde frohem Kreise,
lange diesen Krug noch leer.�
(Drink according to old German custom,
in the happy circle of friends,
long empty this stein.)
Mephisto (or Mephistopheles) is a name given to the devil in German literary tradition, including most famously an appearance as a leading character in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe�s tragic play Faust.
Central image is taken from an illustration by Kaspar K�gler (1838-1923), part of an 1890 mural that once graced the Wiesbaden Ratskeller, but was sadly destroyed in World War II.
Master stein to No. 314.