~ Hast du ein Pfennig ~
Here is an old German proverb that rhymes and is self-explanatory on this unmarked, blue/gray, salt-glazed, stoneware stein, ca. 1900.
Hast du ein Pfennig,
so lieb ihn wie 4 (vier);
hast du kein wein,
so trinke Bier.
If you have a penny,
then cherish it like 4;
if you have no wine,
then drink beer.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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