Catalog No. 2720
Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.
“Georg Freiherr v. Derfflinger, Kurfürstlich brandenburgisher General-Feldmarschall und Kriegsrat, 1606-1696, war der Sohn eines Bauern und ein gelernter Schneider.”
(George Baron von Derfflinger, Elector of Brandenburg. General-Field Marshall and Councillor of War, 1606-1695, was the son of a peasant and a master tailor.)
As a Field Marshall in the army of Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia, George von Derfflinger played a critical role in the rise of Brandenburg-Prussia as a dominant force in Europe in the mid-17th century. Although born a commoner, he was the most successful of Friedrich Wilhelm’s officers and was ennobled for his military achievements. Among those achievements was the taking of the strategic town of Rathenow (pictured in the background), a critical step in driving the Swedes out of Brandenburg following the Thirty Years’ War.
Second in series of twelve (2719-2730).
For more information on the series see The Mettlach Occupationals.
Price Range: $900-$1,100