~ Gott hat in Gnaden den Durst geschaffen ~
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 of blue/gray, salt-glazed, stoneware, ca. 1900. See also: "Gott hat den Durst geschaffen" for a similar verse.
Gott hat in Gnaden den Durst geschaffen,
der Teufel aus Bosheit,
den Kater und Affen.
God in His grace created thirst,
the devil in wickedness,
the cats and monkeys.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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