~ Wie sich auch mag die Zeit gestalten ~
This represents the alliance of Germany and Austro-Hungary going into WWI. The stein is marked with the Mettlach logo (which has a U.S. trademark) and mold number 1526 and decor number 1502 and dated 1915. This stein is one in a series which have German and Austrian leaders of the period all of which where made for the American market before the U.S. entered WWI in 1918.
Wie sich auch mag die Zeit gestalten,
wir werden treu zusammen halten.
However the times might turn out,
we will hold true together.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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