The meaning of this unmarked PUG (printed under glaze) stein, ca. 1900, may not be as
simple as the verse. The German word "Stoß" can have many meanings. Its primary meaning
is a push or shove, but can also mean collision, impact or, in sword fighting, a thrust.
At first glance it appears that the stein shows a young lady on some kind of swing
needing a little help to get going, and that is the translation given below. However, the
shield, helmet and tattered dress in the picture is similar to what is displayed on steins
of dueling student associations, and if so, maybe "good thrust" would be a better translation.
It is also possible that the woman is holding a broken lance where, with the shield and helmet
below, could imply the results of a joust and "good impact" might be the meaning. This stein
was probably designed with a double meaning. We will
let the reader decide for himself what it is.