~ Der dient mit Kunst und Wort ~
This porcelain stein with lithophane base (scene viewable when held up to light) has a verse that makes it an obvious farmer's occupational, but does not have the owner's name or usual salutations that go with an occupational stein, ca. 1900.
Der dient mit Kunst und Wort,
und jener mit den Waffen,
doch muss der Bauerstand
uns allen Brod verschaffen.
He serves with skill and his pledge,
and sometimes with weapons,
yet must the farmer profession,
provide us all with bread (food).
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown