Landsknecht Approaching Tavern

Catalog No. 1134

Pottery, etched, 1.0L, pewter lid.

“Im Krug zum grünen Kranze, da kehrt ich durstig ein!”
(Into the Green Wreath Tavern, there I returned with a thirst!)

Text is taken from a drinking song entitled “Brüderschaft” (Fraternity) written in 1821 by Wilhelm Müller and set to music by Carl Georg Peter Grädener.

A Landsknecht was a feudal serf used for military purposes by his 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 Range: $125-$175

MG 1134
MG 1134

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