Landsknechte with Saying

Catalog No. 1155

Pottery, threaded relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.

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

(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.

Master stein to No. 1140.

Same model number applied to a stein depicting Two Landsknechte.

Price Range: $175-$250

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