“Symbols of Switzerland”

Catalog No. 603

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, figural inlaid lid (chalet).

Text:
“Alle für einen, einer für alle.”
(All for one, one for all.)

The centrally depicted shield, with its equilateral white cross on a red background, was formally adopted as a symbol of Switzerland in 1889, but had existed in a variety of similar forms as early as the 13th century. Between 1870 and 1914 Switzerland was a state in the German empire, represented by Germania (below left), an ancient symbol personifying the strength, unity and liberty of Germanic peoples. Helvetia (below right) is a national personification of Switzerland dating back to the 17th century.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

     
     
RG 603
RG 603

 
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