Landsknechte with Saying

Catalog No. 1091

Pottery, threaded relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Des Morgens, Mittags, Abends, Nachts,
trink dein Bier und dann verlachts.”

(Morning, noon, evening and night,
drink your beer and be of good cheer.)

Landsknechte were feudal serfs used for military purposes by their masters. 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.

Same model number applied to a stein depicting Gnomes with Saying.

Price Range: $90-$125

     
     
AD 1091
AD 1091

 
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