Mounted Landsknechte Drinking

Catalog No. 50

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

�Ob Rittersmann, ob Lanzenknecht,
ein jeder gern sein Schoppen zecht.�

(Whether knight or soldier,
each gladly downs his portion of beer.)

Lanzenknechte (or Landsknechte) were feudal serfs used for military purposes by their 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.

See also Nos. 20 and (R91).

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

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