~ Wenn die Sonne scheint so warm ~
This is a cute and very desirable whimsical scene of frogs drinking beer in a pond designed by Heinrich Schlitt. The 3 L PUG (printed under glaze) stein is marked with the Mettlach logo, mold number 1526 and decor number 1038, ca. 1900.
Wenn die Sonne scheint so warm,
trinkt der Frosch daß Gott erbarm.
When the sun shines so warm,
the frogs drink to God's mercy.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Company