Lot 866

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HERMANN GORING LOBSTER PICK
Silver lobster pick, 7 1/4" long, bearing the coat of arms of Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goring, with a fist gripping a ring, at the base of the handle. The item bears the hallmark of French maker Emile Puiforcat, and is believed to have been commissioned for Goring's 50th birthday. The silverware was collected by Herman Smith, a mess sergeant who served in the 101st Airborne Division under General Maxwell Taylor. His unit made their headquarters at field marshal Wilhelm Keitel's summer headquarters at Berchtesgaden, and used the 48-person silver service, liberated from Goring's nearby hunting lodge, to entertain high-ranking army officers, including Dwight Eisenhower. Very good.

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August 24, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
Elkton, MD, US

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