Catalog No. 473

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

The double-headed eagle seen on the shield in the depicted arms was the heraldic symbol of the Holy Roman Empire, which existed in central Europe from 962 until 1806. The two heads, first seen in HRE heraldry circa 1250, represent church and state. This particular coat-of-arms may well have belonged a member of the House of Habsburg, one of the most important royal families in Europe and the source of Holy Roman Emperors from 1438 through 1740.

Price Range: $50-$70

RM 473
RM 473

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