|~ Hannes das Mädchen für alles ~|
|The German phrase "Mädchen für alles" refers to a person who does many menial tasks. Some close English equivalents would be "Girl Friday" or "gofer". This stein may have been designed as a joke gift for someone named Hannes ( nickname for Johannes), or just a way of letting people know that the life of a soldier is not all "guts and glory." The PUG (printed under glaze) stein has the form number "1909" and decor number "680" used by Mettlach, ca. 1900.|
|Hannes das Mädchen für alles.||Hannes - the girl for all things.|
Translation: Roy De Selms|
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.