|~ Knurre nicht Köter zu heiligen Tönen ~|
|This character stein of a mongrel dog is made of pottery and marked "1440", ca. 1900. The verse only makes sense in the context as it appears in the story "Faust" by the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Göthe.|
|Knurre nicht Köter zu heiligen Tönen.||Growl not mongrel to holy tones.|
Translation: Roy De Selms|
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.