Trumpeter of Säckingen

Catalog No. 1497

Pottery, threaded relief, 2.0L, pewter or figural set-on lid (Landsknecht).
Decoration surrounding central image varies.

Central image taken from a poem (Der Trompeter von Säckingen) written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, which tells the story of a love affair between a trumpeter and a baron’s daughter.

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.

See also Nos. 87 and 1376.

Price Ranges
Figural Lid: $250-$350
Pewter lid: $175-$250

     
Diesinger 1497
Diesinger 1497

 
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