“Count Waldersee”

Catalog No. 661

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid with figural finial (hat).

Text:
“Für des Landes Herrlichkeit,
treu in Gott und Wehr bereit.”

(For the country’s glory,
faithful in God and ready for defense.)

Alfred Graf von Waldersee (1832-1904), a German field marshal, served as Chief of the German General Staff from 1888 to 1891 and as Commander of German Forces in China in 1900-1901. In this image, Count Waldersee is depicted in the guise of a Dutch “Boer” from the South African Republic of the late 1800s, apparently making reference to Germany’s support of the Boers against the British in the Second Boer War (1899-1902), which ultimately resulted a British victory and formal annexation of Boer-held territories into the British Empire.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $150-$225
Ltd-color: $125-$175

     
     
JWR 661
JWR 661

 
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