Landsknecht and Woman

Catalog No. 48

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Some examples marked “DRGM 250635”.

Text:
“Der Trunk sei klar, dein Lieb sei rar.”
(May your drink be clear, your love be rare.)

A Landsknecht was a feudal serf used for military purposes by his master. These “soldiers” were often traded between landowners and were, in a sense, the equivalent of modern mercenaries, with the important difference that they were not free to choose their employer.

The German patent number DRGM 250635 was awarded to Adolf Diesinger in 1905 for an unusual, though not particularly practical, ceramic hinge (below left) which saw only limited application.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $100-$150
Ltd-color: $75-$100

 
     
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