~ Schöne braune Geresgabe ~
The verse is self explanatory on this PUG (printed under glaze) stein probably by Dorfner of Hirschau, ca. 1900. See: Chris Wheeler's "Stein Marks" website for more info on the Dorfner Co.
Schöne braune Geresgabe
ist des Menschen beste habe.
(The) beautiful, brown, barley gift
is humanity's best possession.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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