Stoneware, raised-relief decoration. This reproduction of an antique portrays a medieval chemist preparing a potion and recording his results. The phrase on both sides of the scene is translated to read “In me is truth, I cannot lie, one drinks no poison from a stein such as this.” The stein has an unusually tapered upper body and flared base. Special emerald/cobalt multicolor handpainted decoration, with twelve different subject colors, antique glazed finish, and gold-leaf accents. A miniature mortar and pestle is mounted on the pewter lid. Limited edition of 10,000 pieces. Each stein is registered and individually numbered. Approximately 2,500 pieces of the 10,000 piece edition limit will be offered in this version.