~ Der durstige Ritter ~
Here's one of the most famous and treasured etched Mettlach steins mold number 2382 dated 1907. This is the larger 1 L. version and more sought after than the 1/2 L. The scenes show the Knight arriving at an inn (castle) late and pounding on the door; upon gaining entry, he pours himself some beer while his dog keeps the innkeeper at bay; then he rides off into the moonlit night satisfied with his conquest. The German word "Ritter" translates to "rider", but in those days if you had a horse and armor, you were in fact a "knight".
Der durstige Ritter The thirsty knight
Translation: Les Hopper compilation
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