Catalog No. 232B
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.
“Trink bis dir die Nase glänzt hell wie ein Karfunkel,
hast auch eine Leuchte dann in des Daseins dunkel.”
(Drink until your nose shines bright as a carbuncle,
then you also have a light in this dark existence.
“Iss’ was gar ist, trink was klar ist.”
(Eat what is cooked, drink what is clear.)
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. 242.