Catalog No. 1175
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid, signed “KB”.
“Angekreidet wird hier nicht,
weils an Kreide uns gebricht,
lacht die Wirtin heiter.
Hast du keinen Heller mehr,
gieb zum Pfand dein Ränzel her,
aber trinke weiter!”
(We do not keep a tab on you here,
because we are short of chalk,
merrily laughs the hostess.
If you haven’t got any more money,
just leave your back-pack here as collateral,
but keep on drinking!)
The text on this stein is the entire second verse from the poem “Die Lindenwirtin”, written by Rudolph Baumbach in 1876 and set to music in 1878 by Franz Wilhelm Abt. The poem honors Ännchen Schumacher (1860-1935), perhaps the most famous landlady/tavern keeper in German history and a popular figure with German students.