Catalog No. 2640
Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid, signed by F. Quidenus.
Text in either German or English.
“Gerstensaft und Hopfen kredenzt von schöner Hand,
sind jedem Wundertropfen im weiten deutschen Land.”
(Barley juice and hops, served by a pretty hand,
are wondrous drops for everyone in the wide German land.)
“Where the last drop in the well, as I gasped upon the brink,
ere my fainting spirit fell, ’tis to thee that I would drink.”
Both versions are typically seen with the barmaid lid inlay, but the English version can also be found with an English language inlay reading: “O’er a song and a bumper let us be gay. Ne’er think of tomorrow but drink boys today.”