~ Erst prob's dann lob's ~
Quite often it's a good idea to try first what you are planning to commit to as in tasting a beer or in matters of love. This ornate, porcelain stein has a lithophane (scene in base viewable when held up to the light) in the base, ca. 1900.
Erst prob's dann lob's! First probe (try out) then commit!
Translation: Roy De Selms
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