~ Wer nichts erheirathet und nichts erbt ~
It was pretty much the case when this stein was made, but many fortunes are being made nowadays in oil, drugs of all kinds, the stock market and computer and communications technologies. This porcelain "Money Bag" character stein was made by Ernst Bohne & Sons ca. 1900.  
Wer nichts erheirathet
und nichts erbt,
der bleibt ein armes Luder bis er sterbt!
He who does not marry (money)
and inherits nothing,
remains a poor wretch until he dies!
Translation: Les Hopper compilation / Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Ron Fox Auctions