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Title Porcelain beer stein, 7th Wurttemberg Infantry
Nationality German
Period 1908
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This stein is unusual insomuch as it is not Prussian, but rather one of the lesser states: Wurttemberg. It is inscribed round the top: 'Inf. Rgt. Kais. Friede. Koenig v. Preussen 7. Wurtt. Nr. 125 Stuttgart 11. Comp. 1908/10', and round the bottom: 'Tambour Gefreiter Heselschwerdt', a drummer corporal.

The owner's name is reiterated on one of the columns/lists of names by the handle, which record all the men in his company. There is a lithophane in the base, showing a soldier with his girl (this shows up rather yellow because I used a spotlamp to illuminate it).

These steins were normally purchased by or given to their owners on completion of their military service and posting to the reserve in the late 19th and early 20th centuries of the German Empire.

The condition is excellent throughout and the proof of the pudding lies in the hand-coloured detail applied on top of the transfers in the form of buttons, medals, etc. The copies normally never have these details hand applied. The porcelain also appears to be in perfect shape. The spike on the helmet of the figure on top is bent over with use.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Miscellaneous : German : 20th Century]

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Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Just a quick line to advise that the badges have arrived in good condition and I am very pleased with them.

Thanks again for your prompt and kind attention.

P M, Australia, 03.10.2012

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