~ Ein Wirt schön dick und rund ~
It's a good idea to choose your lodging by the appearance of the proprietor is the message on this Judendstil (youth style = modern art) stein designed by Franz Ringer and marked with his logo "FR" ca. early 1900's.
Ein Wirt schön dick und rund
tut eine gute einkehr Kund
denn wer so dick auf jeden Fall
steht in keinem schlechten Stall.
An innkeeper handsome, fat and round
is a good advertisement for his lodging
because anyone so fat
does not stay in a dirty stall.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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