Catalog No. 269
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 2.0L, pewter lid.
Produced both with and without pouring spout.
�Trinken ist das Allerbest, schon vor tausend Jahr gewest.�
(Drinking has been the best thing of all, even a thousand years ago.)
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.
See also No. 377, 556, 1721 and 3137.