Catalog No. 688
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid, side decoration varies.
(To your health!)
“Bier, Lieb und Lied schaffen froh gemüt.” (some examples)
(Beer, love and song create a happy disposition.
Although not specified on the stein itself, the central image is likely intended to depict Sir John Falstaff, one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appearing in four of Shakespeare’s plays and later in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Falstaff, first staged in 1893.
See also No. 650.