Seven Electors on Lake Walen

Catalog No. 1264

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Taking its name from the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, the seven peaks of the Alpine Kurf�rsten (Electors) mountain range lie on the northeast end of Switzerland�s Lake Walen (Walensee).

The Prince Electors (or simply Electors) were a group of seven (later nine) leading figures from both church and state who selected the Holy Roman Emperor. This system was established in the 13th century and remained in place until 1806 when the Holy Roman Empire was formally dissolved.

See also No. 1769.

Price Range: $90-$125

RH 1264
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