Catalog No. 1024
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Exists with music box in base (add 20%).
The Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, fought between the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia) and the Turkish-controlled Ottoman Empire, resulted in the Ottoman Empire losing the vast majority of its European holdings. A much expanded Serbia then became embroiled in conflict with Austria-Hungary, precipitating the Balkan crisis of 1914 (i.e., the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, presumptive heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne), the spark that ultimately ignited World War I.