This is a German Kriegsbecher 1914 – 1915 with original case.
The goblet is made or iron which is silvered. On the outside are portraitmedaillions of German emperor Wilhelm II and Austrian emeror Franz Josef I. as well as the dates “1914” und “1915” and a catchphrase with saying of von Hindenburg: “in treue Fest” (steady and loyal).
The gold colored band suronding the goblet days: “Den eisernen Becher den vollen weiht, den eisernen Helden den Eisernen Zeit” (this iron goblet in full dedication, the iron heroes in iron times) and “1914 Kriegsbecher 1916”.
The material of the goblet is a link to ancient “iron times”, here probably mean the founding times of Germany in 1871 with Chancellor Bismarck, but also the time of war and dying, to which the slogan surrounding the goblet refers too.
The goblet is on the underside hallmarked with a small bear.
These goblets were massively produced in 1916 and were meant for all the people of both allies Germany and Austria, however, not that many were produced as the war was already in 1916 looking hopeless. These goblets were a cry for patriotism, which was the ultimate goal: to get the people to keep on supporting the war. The money made by selling the goblets was indended for the war.
While wuite a few large goblets were made, also a small number of miniatures measuring only 10 centimeters high were produced. The one we offer here is such a miniature goblet.
The real rarity however, is the accompanying original dark green case. We are aware of only one case and as a set is of a great rarity!! the measurements of the case are: 15 x 10 x 7 centimeters.
The case shows a few age spots and dents, ut is is actually of great quality and good condition. Try finding another!!!!!