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Bottom of the Prien Stien

Picture taken today. Object 60-odd years old?
This shows the bottom of the Gunther Prien commemorative stein or beer-mug posted earlier. The words imprinted above the number may well be the clue to where it was made, but unfortunately I can't make them out, apart from Neu Zi---. If the long number is a serial number, it must apply to the basic mug, not this specific variant of it.
I am far from totally persuaded by Wolfgang that the thing couldn't have been made in Germany.
Any ceramic experts out there?
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Picture added on 14 May 2010 at 00:29
Comments:
To me it's getting more and more clear that this Stein is NOT a German product. Starting long before WWII and until the end of WWII all the tableware which was used in the navy was marked in one and the same way: a stylized eagle with spread wings on top of an encircled swastica above a capital letter "M" for Marine (navy) above a variant of the normal halmark of the (limited number of 4 or 5) manufacturers which produced all of the tableware for the German navy. I will upload an example for the manufacturer KPM (Berlin) but I leave it to Stephen whether to publish that copy or send you a copy ... ;-)
Despite that I'll ask my friend at the Hamburg School of Arts & Crafts again; he should know better if I'm wrong but he is off for holidays over the next two weeks.
Added by Wolfgang on 14 May 2010
Thank you Wolfgang. Please see my comment on your picture #23813.
Added by Ian Hourston on 17 May 2010
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