“Emperor Wilhelm I in Coronation Regalia”

Catalog No. 11

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.25L, pewter lid, dated 1884 in the mold and signed “PD” (Peter Dümler).

Text (Latin):
“Wilhelmus I
Imp. Et Rex”

(Wilhelm I
Emperor and King)
“Lieb Vaterland, magst ruhig sein.” (some examples)
(Dear Fatherland, rest easily.

Emperor Wilhelm I (1797-1888) played a crucial role in modern history in that (with his Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck) he presided over the rise of Germany as a great European power.

Although not specifically listed any known manufacturer’s catalog, a mate to this stein exists (bottom row right) with the Empress Augusta (1811-1890) replacing Wilhelm I in the central image (add 25%).

The text beginning “Lieb Vaterland…” is found on the handle of the stoneware version only, partially covered by the pewter fittings (below right). It is the first line from the chorus of “Die Wacht am Rhein” (The Watch on the Rhine), a German patriotic anthem, written in 1840 by Max Schneckenburger and set to music in 1854 by Karl Wilhelm.

See also Hanke No. 841.

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

Handle
Handle
 
DB 11
DB 11

 
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