~ Mittelwec ein sichrer Stec ~
This Majolica (earthenware) stein is unmarked, ca. late 1800's. It carries a simple message that it is better to be a centrist than an extremist. NB! - The last letter of the first and last words should be "g" rather than "c", but they both sound the same. The dash over the "T" means the letter should be doubled.
Mittelwec ein sichrer Stec
(Mittelweg ein sichrer Steg )
(The) middle path is the safer course.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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