Landsknecht with Saying”

Catalog No. 1526/596

Pottery, transfer, 1.0L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Ein rechtes Wort zu seiner Zeit
Ein scharfes Schwert in wildem Streit
Ein guter Trunk dagegen
der ziemt sich allerwegen!”

(The right word at the right time
A sharp sword in a wild dispute
Against them a good drink
is always the right thing to do.)

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 Range: $125-$175

     
     
Mettlach 1526/596
Mettlach 1526/596

 
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