Landsknechte with Saying

Catalog No. 146

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

“Wenn ich das Bier könnt 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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