It is original.
I can only give you the full makers name and address... as shown in this period advert.
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Nice original cup as stated missing most of paint which is common HRE I can't remember who maker made a lot of canteens and cups. Good find timothy
Yes as mentioned by Ade's advert, HRE means Heinrich Ritter Esslingen
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