Tailor Occupational

Catalog No. 2720

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.
Design attributed to O. Hupp.

�Georg Freiherr v. Derfflinger, Kurf�rstlich 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

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
Mettlach 2720
Mettlach 2720

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