Landsknechte with Saying

Catalog No. 146

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

Text:
“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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