Landsknecht with Saying”

Catalog No. 1526/596

Pottery, transfer, 1.0L, pewter lid.

“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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