~ Dämmerung's Schoppen ~
This stein commemorates one of the classical gatherings of friends and family to have a Schoppen (small stein 1/3 or 1/4 L) of beer or wine at twilight or dusk (it looks like 6:00 PM on this clock, but could be midnight on a clock with a single hand for the hour) and is the counterpart of Frühschoppen (early stein) which could be as early as 6:00 AM or noon if we read the clock at appropriate intervals or ambiguously. This late 1800's, 1 L., salt-glazed, stoneware stein would not be an appropriate size for these occasions, but "Oh well, it's 5:00 O'clock somewhere!".
Dämmerung's Schoppen!

Frankfurt a/O
Twilight's stein!

Frankfurt on the Oder (River)
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.