Emperor on Shield and Imperial Eagle

Catalog No. 1950

Pottery, etched and relief, 3.0L, figural inlaid lid (crown shown below with pewter lid).
Later versions of this stein replaced the Wilhelm I shield with one depicting Wilhelm II.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.

Emperor Wilhelm I (1797-1888) played a crucial role in modern history in that (with his Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck), he presided over the rise of Germany as a great European power. Wilhelm II (1859-1941) was crowned Emperor of Germany in 1888. During his reign, he built up the German military machine and a naval fleet to rival that of Great Britain. Wilhelm II was forced to abdicate under the terms of the Armistice ending World War I.

See also No. 1956.

Price Range: $4,000-$5,000

Wilhelm II
Wilhelm II
     
     
Mettlach 1950 (Wilhelm I)
Mettlach 1950 (Wilhelm I)

 
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