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Schnelle

This name refers to an earthenware tankard with a specific shape. It is a tall, slender, tapered earthenware tankard. It is usually decorated with relief images and has a small handle near its top. They can have a hinged lid similar to other steins.

Typical volume is 33.8 ounces (1 liter).

Schnelle is the German word for "quick", which might indicate the desired speed of consumption. The relief decoration on these earthenware drinking vessels often mimics a wooden tankard bound top and bottom with metal hoops, which could be a hint at the ancestors of these distinctive items. These tankards are characteristic of the region in and around the city of Cologne, Germany.

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