~ Dieser Krug ist gemacht ~
This magnificent, 1.5 L., relief, character stein of a rotund knight is marked with the logo of Merkelbach & Wick, ca. late 1800's. If you drained this of its contents when full of beer or wine, you surely would regret it afterwards. Remember the "Katzenjammer Kids" in the Sunday comics many years ago. Well that expression means mischief and trouble.
Dieser Krug ist gemacht
daß man jubelt und lacht,
doch in geheimer Kammer
schläft Katzenjammer.
This large stein was made
so that one (could) celebrate and laugh,
yet in its secret chamber
lies dormant one bad hangover.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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