Catalog No. 479T
Pottery, relief, 2.5L, pewter lid.
Trink� aus bis zum grund,
das ist dir Gesund.�
(Drink all the way to the bottom,
that is good for your health.)
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.
This stein was part of a group produced for the Steinzeugwerke marketing consortium in which Hanke participated between 1911 and 1913. It was designated by the manufacturer as model No. �479T�, but the �T� does not appear in base markings. It is used here, as it was in Steinzeugwerke catalogs, simply to distinguish the item from an earlier Hanke product bearing the same number.