HERMAN GORING'S ETCHED WINE GOBLET
An beautiful etched crystal wine goblet with a sordid past, having been owned and used by Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goring, then confiscated by the Bavarian Government and sold at auction to help pay the cost of his crimes! This superb piece of work stands 5 1/8" tall and 3 1/8" wide at top, with the expert engraving including images of Goring coat of arms, flowering trees, a stag, a madonna figure, and filigreed borders at top and on base, with a gilt rim. Fine condition, still bearing the original auction label. This rare relic bears bullet-proof provenance. The goblet was first offered at Weinmuller Auktion, Sale 157 in Munich under order of the "Free Government of Bavaria" and included in an exclusive sale of "Possessions of Hermann Goring" on Oct. 25, 1974. It was purchased by prestigious militaria dealers Mohawk Arms, and in turn sold for inclusion in the Lattimer Collection, our consignor. In actuality, the box containing this goblet was not opened until January, 2009! Documentation includes the original auction catalog picturing the goblet, Mohawk's letter sending it and other items to Lattimer, and their invoice.