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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 Out of New Jersey Estate
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Condition is appropriate to age of the item. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from damage and wear.
Please review all pictures posted on this listing. We encourage all buyers to request a condition report and/or additional photos prior to bidding on any lot as ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-IS, WHERE IS.
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Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell # 2082 Stein

Estimate $50 - $100
Jan 30, 2022
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Starting Price $20
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0464: Rare Mettlach Wilhelm William Tell # 2082 Stein

Sold for $275
7 Bids
Est. $50 - $100Starting Price $20
LI Gold Coast Estate Auction January 2022
Jan 30, 2022 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0464 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 Out of New Jersey Estate
Condition
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It is the Buyer's responsibility to inspect each lot and deem their own opinions on condition, description, provenance, and validity BEFORE purchasing. <br/>Please email us at support@goldcoastauction.com with any questions so we may aid you in your assessment.<br/>All descriptions are visual opinions based on the Auction house's experience and do not warrant as a guarantee.<br/>Condition is appropriate to age of the item. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from damage and wear. <br/>Please review all pictures posted on this listing. We encourage all buyers to request a condition report and/or additional photos prior to bidding on any lot as ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-IS, WHERE IS.

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