~ Treu in Lieb und guter Zecher ~
A good woman and a good beer will keep you on the straight and narrow is the message on this porcelain stein with lithophane (a translucent picture in the base viewable when held up to the light) base, ca. 1900.
Treu in Lieb und guter Zecher,
bei schöner Maid und vollem Becher,
und unter seines Herrn Gott's Hut,
steht's um einen Ritter gut!
Faithful in love and a good drinker,
with a beautiful maid and a full stein,
and under your Lord God's care,
that will keep you a good knight!
Translation: Les Hopper compilation/Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown