~ Alles kann der Deutsche tragen ~
Those Germans are tough, but when it comes to drinking they have a soft spot. The stoneware, Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) stein is marked in black ink "1316", ca. early 1900's.
Alles kann der Deutsche tragen,
nur den Durst vertragt er nicht.
The Germans can endure anything,
(but) only thirst they cannot endure.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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