The inscription reads: Das Jahr ist gut, braun Bier ist gerathen. (The year is good, braun beer is recommended) The stein is fully marked at the bottom with Mettlach Mercury mark and mold number 1002. There is no date mark but using the dot system described in G. Kirsner's "The Mettlach Book" we can figurte out the year of production as 1873 (three dots starting from the right). The stein is very large and impressive - it stands 12 tall to the top of the thumblift, 2.5 L capacity.
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