Catalog No. 432
Pottery, etched, 1.0L, pewter lid, signed “B.”
Exists with music box in base (add 20%).
“Ein voller Krug aus schöner Hand
war stets geschätzt in jedem Land!”
(A full stein from a pretty hand
has always been appreciated in every land!)
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.
Matches Merkelbach & Wick No. 3019.