Catalog No. 1041
Pottery, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid, signed “KB”.
“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.