~ Ein heitrer Sinn, der beste Gewinn ~
When gambling or just conversing, the best outcome is usually a good mood. The stein is marked only "1816", ca. early 1900's.
Ein heitrer Sinn, der beste Gewinn. A cheerful mood is the best winning.
The verse is also found on the stein below, a blue-gray, salt-glazed stoneware stein by Marzi & Remy, mold # 354. Many different spellings can be found on steins from the early potters. Note the different spelling on this stein: "heiterer" vs "heitrer".
Translation: Roy De Selms
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