Lot 1320

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WILHELM II (1859 - 1941) "Kaiser Wilhelm", Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia, a socially progressive ruler whose reign ended with Germany's defeat in World War I. A superb gift once given by the German emperor to a grateful recipient, a silver and gold snuff box bearing his signature in solid gold. This finely crafted box is constructed of proofmarked sterling silver. The sides are engraved with irregularly-shaped oval figures not unlike a reptile's skin, and an oval on the bottom is provided for the recipient's own monogram. The hinged lid opens to reveal the heavily gold-plated interior of the box. The top of the lid bears a replica of Wilhelm's signature crafted in solid gold. Properly hallmarked, also stamped by maker: "Gebr. Friedlander Berlin" Dimensions 3 1/4" wide, 2" deep, 1" tall. Also present is the original fine leather hinged presentation gift box, a gold replica of Wilhelm's crown on the lid accented with gold trim, the inside lined in white satin and the a burgundy felt. The box also bears the name of the maker. A great relic!

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December 10, 2015 10:30 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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