What language is on this stein?

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    Geoffrey H Gordon

    9″tall stein found years ago in antique store
    Man & Woman depicted in bas-relief with words:
    “A lustiger Bua kriagt Dirndln grad gnua”
    “An trauriges Mann, schaut gar Keane an.”
    “Eine Herzensfrage” at the base.
    “Germany” stamped into bottom.

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    It is probably a local German dialect. You may have Matthias Girmscheid mold 2 or a variation, which can be seen at The Beer Stein Library. The translation is “(A merry fellow gets all the girls, no one even looks at a sad man.” It is listed as “Question of the Heart,” which is a translation of “Eine Herzensfage.” Does the stein have a mold number on the bottom or under the handle?

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    Geoffrey H Gordon

    Thank you, Ron. The only other information I’ve received, prior to learning about Stein Collectors, is that the German & Bavarian dialects vary among the specific geographic areas. Re: your question, on the bottom is the number 7, and the word GERMANY, all in caps. Nothing at the base of the handle. Cheers – Geoff

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