~ Gott hat den Durst erschaffen ~
This is a take off on the Biblical creation story, but with different characters. The cats are the symbol of the hangover and the monkeys of drunkenness. The stein is blue/gray, salt-glazed, stoneware marked with the Reinhold Merkelbach logo and mold number 888 ca. 1900.
Gott hat den Durst erschaffen,
der Teufel den Kater und Affen.
God had created thirst,
(and) the devil (created) cats and monkeys.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown
God had created thirst (and) the devil (created) cats and monkeys.