The Siege of Nuremberg

Catalog No. 194

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

The scenes surrounding this stein depict the 1632 Siege of Nuremberg (Nürnburg) during the Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648), one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history. In the face of numerically superior imperial forces commanded of Albrecht von Wallenstein, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden withdrew his troops to the walled city of Nuremberg. Wallerstein then laid siege to the city and in the eleven weeks that followed some 50,000 soldiers and civilians on both sides would lose their lives in what was ultimately an indecisive engagement.

Price Range: $300-$400

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