~ Staub macht Durst ~
Those wily Germans have thought of every rationale to encourage drinking. This is a "tapestry" stein marked with the Mettlach logo and mold number 1646 and dated 1885.
Staub macht Durst
und da der Mensch aus Staub gemacht,
so mag er trinken Tag und Nacht
Dust makes thirst
and since humans are made of dust,
we should drink day and night.
Translation: Roy De Selms / Les Hopper compilation II
Photo credit: Unknown