Landsknechte at Barrel

Catalog No. 137

Porcelain, pottery or stoneware; relief; 0.5L; pewter lid.

Text:
“Der Trunk sei klar, das Herz sei wahr,
und froh der Mann dann stoßet an.”

(May the drink be clear, may the heart be true,
and may men happily clink their steins.

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: $60-$80

 
     
HR 137
HR 137

 
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