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Prussia – Inkwell – Kaiser Wilhelm II – Große Hauptquartier

SKU: 20-358 XKGJT

$7,495.00

This is one of the more interesting personal items that we have offered from Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is a magnificent inkwell that he had available to him at the Große Hauptquartier. This was the General Headquarters of the Great German General Staff….

 

Height: 4in
Width: 5in
Length: 6in

 

This is one of the more interesting personal items that we have offered from Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is a magnificent inkwell that he had available to him at the Große Hauptquartier. This was the General Headquarters of the Great German General Staff. While other lesser known generals commanded before and during the early days of WW I, it was Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg and his key aide General Erich Ludendorff who commanded the Great General Staff from 1916 until the end of the war.

The inkwell is well hallmarked. In the area directly above the attribution to the Great General Staff we have the half moon and crown as commonly seen on top notch silver pieces. Then we have the silver fineness which is .800 silver. Finally there is the manufacturer hallmarking. On the opposite side in a depressed area which would have held the pens that he used, we see a further silver hallmarking of .800 silver.

The highlight of the ink well is the silver top which bears the crowned royal cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Above the sterling silver base and surrounding the silver top, we have a fine crystal area which holds the ink bottle. You can see right through the crystal to the ink bottle. As we lift the lid we see a blue glass container which held the ink.

This inkwell is in stunning condition and little changed from more than one hundred years ago when the Kaiser used it at conferences that he attended at the Great General Staff.

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This is one of the more interesting personal items that we have offered from Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is a magnificent inkwell that he had available to him at the Große Hauptquartier. This was the General Headquarters of the Great German General Staff. While other lesser known generals commanded before and during the early days of WW I, it was Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg and his key aide General Erich Ludendorff who commanded the Great General Staff from 1916 until the end of the war.

The inkwell is well hallmarked. In the area directly above the attribution to the Great General Staff we have the half moon and crown as commonly seen on top notch silver pieces. Then we have the silver fineness which is .800 silver. Finally there is the manufacturer hallmarking. On the opposite side in a depressed area which would have held the pens that he used, we see a further silver hallmarking of .800 silver.

The highlight of the ink well is the silver top which bears the crowned royal cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Above the sterling silver base and surrounding the silver top, we have a fine crystal area which holds the ink bottle. You can see right through the crystal to the ink bottle. As we lift the lid we see a blue glass container which held the ink.

This inkwell is in stunning condition and little changed from more than one hundred years ago when the Kaiser used it at conferences that he attended at the Great General Staff.

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 4 in