Landsknecht with Battle-ax

Catalog No. 1129

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid

Text:
“Ob Rittersmann ob Lanzenknecht,
ein jeder gern sein Schoppen stecht.”

(Whether knight or soldier,
each gladly downs his portion of beer.)

A Lanzenknecht (or Landsknecht) was a feudal serf used for military purposes by their 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.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

     
     
MG 1129
MG 1129

 
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