Catalog No. 1458
Stoneware, relief, 1.0L, relief inlaid lid (Bismarck portrait).
“Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, sonst Nicht’s auf der Welt.”
(We Germans fear God, otherwise nothing else in the world.)
Otto von Bismarck (1815-98) was known as the “Iron Chancellor” and is generally acknowledged as having been the prime mover in unifying the German states under a single ruler (Wilhelm I) and in the rise of Germany as a great European power.
Text is taken from a speech given by Bismarck to the German Reichstag on February 6, 1888.
See also Nos. 1409 and 1457.