Catalog No. 747
Pottery, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid.
“Hoch Kaiser und Reich!”
(Long live emperor and empire!)
The Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) was a conflict between the second French Empire and a confederation of German States led by the Kingdom of Prussia. The decisive French defeat led to the creation of a German Empire under Prussian King Wilhelm I, which remained the dominant power in continental Europe until World War I.
The central image is Germania, an ancient symbol personifying the strength, unity and liberty of Germanic peoples. The depiction here is taken from the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument located near Rudesheim on the Rhine River. Side images depict Krieg and Friede, personifications of war and peace, respectively.