Carousing Landsknechte

Catalog No. 556

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 3.0L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Wohl bekomm’s”
(To your health)
“Frischer Trunk und guter Muth kommt dem ganzen Land zu gut.”
(Fresh drink and good attitude profit the whole country.)

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. 269, 377 and 1721.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $150-$225
Ltd-color: $125-$175

 
     
MR 556
MR 556

 
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