Catalog No. 586
Pottery, etched, 3.5L, pewter lid, signed “GT” (Gustav Thinwibel).
“Zum Sang ein Trunk, zum Trunk ein Sang,
so soll man’s üben sein Leben lang.”
(A drink with your song, a song with your drink,
that’s what one should do all of one’s life.)
A Landsknecht was a feudal serf used for military purposes by his master. 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.