Landsknechte

Catalog No. (T90)

Pottery, threaded relief, 2.75L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Jeder deutsche Zecher hat seinen eignen Becher.”
(Each German drinker has his own beaker.)
“Geliebt, getrunken, gesungen, so wie die Alten die Jungen.”
(Loved, drank, sang, as did the old so do the young.)

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.

Price Range: $200-$300

     
     
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