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Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell #2082 Stein

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Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell #2082 Stein
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Description
Antique German Metlach Villeroy and Boch 1 Liter capacity pewter lidded Beer Stein Approx. 10 1/4 inch tall weighs just under 3 pounds empty Mold number 2082 Pottery etched Text on lid “ König der Schützen ” ( King of the marksman ) According to Swiss legend an Austrian bailiff named Gessler demanded that homage be paid to his hat which he’d placed atop a pole When Wilhelm Tell refused he was seized and condemned to death He was granted his life on the condition that he demonstrate his skill as an archer by shooting an apple from his son’s head He did that successfully and was later able to escape and kill Gessler sparking a rebellion against Austrian ( Hapsburg ) rule and resulting in the formation of the (Old) Swiss Confederation in 1291. Perfect addition to your own antique German beer stein collection From New Jersey estate
Condition
Used: Cleaned and inspected for sale. Body is in very good condition with normal wear for age. No chips or cracks to body, base, or rim. Hinge and strap are tight and operate as intended.
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Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell #2082 Stein

Estimate $50 - $100
Dec 05, 2021
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0101: Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell #2082 Stein

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Est. $50 - $100Starting Price $10
December 2021 New York Estate Sale Auction
Dec 05, 2021 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0101 Details

Description
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Antique German Metlach Villeroy and Boch 1 Liter capacity pewter lidded Beer Stein Approx. 10 1/4 inch tall weighs just under 3 pounds empty Mold number 2082 Pottery etched Text on lid “ König der Schützen ” ( King of the marksman ) According to Swiss legend an Austrian bailiff named Gessler demanded that homage be paid to his hat which he’d placed atop a pole When Wilhelm Tell refused he was seized and condemned to death He was granted his life on the condition that he demonstrate his skill as an archer by shooting an apple from his son’s head He did that successfully and was later able to escape and kill Gessler sparking a rebellion against Austrian ( Hapsburg ) rule and resulting in the formation of the (Old) Swiss Confederation in 1291. Perfect addition to your own antique German beer stein collection From New Jersey estate
Condition
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Used: Cleaned and inspected for sale. Body is in very good condition with normal wear for age. No chips or cracks to body, base, or rim. Hinge and strap are tight and operate as intended.

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