~ Das rote Kreuz auf weißem Grund ~
This glass beaker is named to a medic who served in the German army and the "red cross" is an international symbol for medical help. This beaker would have been purchased as a memento at the end of the service time, ca. 1900.
Das rote Kreuz auf weißem Grund,
ist hilfsbereit zu jeder Stund.

Errinenerung an meine Dienstzeit.
The red cross on the white field
is ready to help in any hour.

Remembrance of my service time.
Translation: Les Hopper compilation
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.