Catalog No. 463
Pottery or stoneware, threaded relief, 0.5L, inlaid or pewter lid, text varies.
Text (pictured examples):
“Trink nach alter deutscher Weise, in der Freunde frohem Kreise, lang noch diesen Steinkrug leer!”
(Drink according to old German custom, in the happy circle of friends, long empty this stein!)
“Hast du Kummer, Liebesschmerz, drück den Krug dir an’s Herz.”
(If you have sorrow, love pain, press the stein to your heart.)
Text variations are designated by a letter (A-?) following the model number.
Shown at right and below with a “4F” lid inlay representing a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).
Master stein is No. 551. See also No. 744.
Price Range: $50-$70