Landsknecht and Knight with Saying

Catalog No. 232

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid, text varies.

�Nach des Tages Schwei� den k�hlen Trunk ich preis.� (early)
(After the sweat of the day I prize a cool drink.)

�Ob Rittersmann, ob Lanzenknecht, ein jeder gern sein Schoppen stecht.� (later)
(Whether knight or soldier, each gladly downs his portion of beer.)

A Lanzenknecht (or 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.

See also No. 129.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

RM 232
RM 232

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