Landsknecht and Woman with Saying

Catalog No. 586

Pottery, etched, 3.5L, pewter lid, signed “GT” (Gustav Thinwibel).

Text:
“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.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $300-$400
Ltd-color: $200-$300

 
     
MR 586
MR 586

 
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