German Nobility

Catalog No. 934

Pottery or stoneware, figural, 0.5L.

This model number has been seen with at least three different lid inlays (heads). Manufacturer’s catalog evidence would appear to indicate that others may exist.

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.

Following the death of Wilhelm I in 1888, Friedrich III (1831-1888) was crowned Emperor but reigned for only ninety-nine days due to cancer of the larynx. He was succeeded that same year by his son, Wilhelm II.

Count Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891), also known as “Moltke the Elder”, served as General Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army from 1858 until his resignation in 1888, from which position he planned and executed successful wars of unification against Denmark, Austria and France, leading to the formation of the modern German state.

Price Range: $300-$450

Moltke
Moltke
Friedrich III
Friedrich III
 
     
MR 934 (Wilhelm I)
MR 934 (Wilhelm I)

 
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