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.
Figural Lid: $250-$350
Pewter lid: $175-$250