Catalog No. 1408
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Exists with music box in base (add 20%)
“Wir Deutschen fürchten Gott und sonst niemand auf der Welt!”
(We Germans fear God and otherwise no one else in the world!)
Wilhelm II (1859-1941) succeeded his father, Friedrich III, and was crowned Emperor (Kaiser) of Germany in 1888. During his reign, Wilhelm II built up the German military machine and a naval fleet to rival that of Great Britain. He was forced to abdicate under the terms of the armistice ending World War I.
Text is taken from a speech given by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck to the German Reichstag on February 6, 1888.