Imperial Crest and Landsknechte

Catalog No. (T136)

Pottery, threaded relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

The double-headed eagle featured in this design was the heraldic symbol of the Holy Roman Empire, which existed in central Europe from 962 until 1806. The two heads, first seen in HRE heraldry circa 1250, represent church and state.

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: $150-$225

     
     
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