Catalog No. 1041
Pottery, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid, signed “KB” (Anton Killian “Karl” Beuler).
“Ein volles Glas, des Gastes Spass,
ein gutes Bier, des Wirtes Zier.”
(A full glass, the guest’s enjoyment,
a good beer, the host’s honor.)
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.