A Berlin silver and enamel uniform bust owned by Emperor Wilhelm II. Silver mountings over a core of bone, the reverse with finely enamelled flags of the Brandenburg fleet and the Admiral of the Imperial navy. Marks of Gebrüder Friedländer, ca. 1900.

A Berlin silver and enamel uniform bust owned by Emperor Wilhelm II. Silver mountings over a core of bone, the reverse with finely enamelled flags of the Brandenburg fleet and the Admiral of the Imperial navy. Marks of Gebrüder Friedländer, ca. 1900.

L 26 cm.

The rank "Grand Admiral" of the Imperial Navy was introduced in 1900 at the request of the highest Naval officers in order to provide a counterpart to the army's title of General Field Marshall. Emperor Wilhelm II carried this title himself until 1905.

Provenance

Traditionally thought to have been owned by Emperor Wilhelm II; South German aristocratic ownership; Private ownership, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Lot 265 Dα

Estimate:
1.300 € - 1.500 €

Result:
1.000 €