Landsknechte with Saying

Catalog No. 146

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.

�Wenn ich das Bier k�nnt meiden ging ich in Sammt und Seiden,
da ich�s aber nicht meiden kann hab ich zerriss�ne Kleider an.�

(If I could avoid beer I would be dressed in velvet and silk,
but since I cannot avoid it I am wearing torn clothes.)

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: $125-$175

JWR 146
JWR 146

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