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ART #50976C Porcelain Figure of Lying German Shepard - Theodor Karner / Nymphenburg

Very nice recling white porcelain German Shepard by Theodor Karner at porcelain company Nyphenberg . Maker marked '803 / 11' , with Nymphenburg mark and artist's name.

This piece is mint. Measuring 10" Long x 5" High. No chips, cracks or repairs.

A very nice piece here.

Mint. $795.00

ART #50977C Porcelain Figure of a Grenade Thrower - Karl Ens

This refined piece is quite large standing over 14" tall. Depicting a Wehrmacht soldier tossing a grenade while retaining two backup grenades in his boots. This piece is a brilliantly glazed example.

This piece is mint, in undamaged condition.... no chips, cracks or repairs.

A real looker here, very dramatic.

Mint. $750.00

ART #49427 Small Bronze Soldier On Marble Base

This bronze is a very nice piece here of high quality. The bronze depicts the bust of a helmeted soldier.

The soldier wears the imperial style transitional helmet however it has the national insignia on the one side and on the other side is the Wehrmacht insignia featuring the half open winged eagle with swastika. The details to the helmet with chin strap along with the soldier's face are very very nice.

The bronze is mounted on a marble base being a gray color with white swirls in it. The piece measures 7 inches high. A very nice example to highlight your collection.

Mint Minus. $395.00

ART #49407C Emperor Franz Joseph I with Young Girl

This statuette depicts the old emperor being somewhat sheepishly approached by a young girl presenting flowers him flowers. He looks rather puzzled by this gesture, or at least that is the impression I took away.

The detailing throughout this piece is absolutely spectacular. I cannot stress this enough, and if you carefully study the pictures we've provided you will see that I mean.

It looks to be bronze, with a deep brown patina. It is missing the original marble base, but this doesn't detract from from the piece as at all.

The piece is signed "G. S. Hermann 1914", and the base is neatly inscribed, "Kaiserdenkmal in Maffersdorf in Bohmen".

A very high quality piece here.

Excellent. $1,495.00

ART #49523 Small Hindenburg Bronze

This bronze is of high quality and very nicely done. It is only 5 ½ inches high.

It depicts the head of Paul von Hindenburg with his turned up mustache. The detail is very nice throughout and the bronze is signed by the artist "E. Seiger". The head is mounted on a staged bronze base.

A very nice display example here.

Mint. $295.00

ART #49212 About Three Quarter Life Size Hitler Bronze

This bronze measures about 12 inches in height and is mounted on a black marble base. Chances are the base is a replacement but it is fitted nicely to the bronze.

The Hitler head is shown only from the neck up and the details are quite good throughout and there are a couple of wear signs on it here and there but nothing serious. The bronze is of solid material and is artist signed "TH LINZ". Linz apparently was a early Nazi Party member as as a member of the SA in the 1920's he was involved in the early struggle for power.

The bronze was made by drawings Linz made of Hitler during the times that he saw him personally.

A very nice example here and great for a display of NSDAP items.

Mint Minus. $2,995.00

ART #49791C About Half Size Hitler Bronze On Marble Base

This Hitler bronze is extremely well executed and features Hitler from the neck up.

The artist whose name is engraved on the reverse is Professor E. Seger. He was a well known artist and did a lot of Hitler bronzes and other works for the Third Reich until he died in 1939.

The bronze with the base measures about 10 inches and is a very good likeness of Hitler. There is also a brass plaque on the obverse of the marble which is blank with no writing on it. One of our collector friends suggested we take the plaque off and look on the backside as he said sometimes dedication plaques were reversed so the information wouldn't be visible. I'm afraid to do this because I don't want to wreck anything but the next owner can do so.

A very fine example here in a livable size.

Mint Minus. $2,995.00

ART #49409C Uhlan On Horseback

This sculpture (most likely made of spelter) is quite eye-catching, depicting a most beautiful horse and sitting upon his back in full gear is a proud Uhlan. He is dressed in a choice tunic with shoulder boards clearly showing the Prussian crown on them and he wears a spiked helmet with Prussian state seal on the front and spike at the top.

He carries along his side a long pike, and is outfitted with all kinds of gear including a sword with portepee. The detail throughout is really exquisite. The bronze also includes separate pieces for the reins as well as the stirrups. The horse is in a jogging type stance with two legs in the air and his tail upward slightly.

The bronze is mounted in a matching bronze base. The bronze is quite high measuring almost 18 inches.

A very splendid depiction here and just an outstanding addition to a classic imperial collection.

Mint Minus. $4,995.00

ART #49372C Olympic Contender Bronze From 1936

This small bronze is 8 inches high and depicts an olympic contender holding a wreath above his head in right hand.

The contender is rendered on a painted wood base and affixed to the base is a silver plaque which depicts the 1936 Olympic eagle with swastika in his breast and the five rings in his talons.

A very nice item here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

ART #49906C Near Full Life Size Adolf Hitler Bronze

This bronze appears to be a solid bronze example as it is extremely heavy and is mounted on a fine marble squared base.

It has the usual face of Hitler looking straight on being very serious with nice formation to his hairdo, eyes, nose, and his mustache. Hitler is wearing in the bronze just a shirt and tie as the rest of the depiction is cut off where it swirls downward to attach to the base.

The piece is artist signed on the reverse "W. Wolff 33".

The bronze is about 12 inches high and is about as fine of an example as we have seen.

Mint Minus. $3,995.00

ART #49310C Large Wood Carved Wehrmacht Wall Eagle

This carved wooden eagle is quite a work of art. It is 24 inches long and 14 inches wide. It depicts a stylized Wehrmacht eagle. It appears to be mostly likely oak wood and it is still in beautiful condition.

The eagle's wings are in the kind of half open pattern but fall straight down on the sides. The wings insides are highly detailed with hand carved feathering and other features. The bird's head looks to the viewer's left having that cantilever piece that goes out the back of the head with a downward pointing sharp beak. His eye looks very serious about the work he is doing. The eagle is clutching in his talons a wreath of oak leaves which are also hand carved and within the wreath is a raised out immobile swastika which has line decoration around all of the edges.

At the bottom of the work is the raised out date "1940".

The carving is quite heavy and on the reverse only has a single hole for hanging. A great piece here that would really decorate a collecting room. I very much enjoy these period hand done works of art and I'm sure that many of you collectors do also.

Mint Minus. $4,995.00

ART #49152C Porcelain Prancing Horse Figurine by Rosenthal

This majestic horse figurine is made of a fine glazed porcelain. This piece was designed by Prof. Theodor Karner for Rosenthal Porcelain.

The piece is mint with no cracks or chips. Figure measures about 7" X 7". Model #1136.

Very desirable horse figurine here.

Mint. $395.00

ART #49154C Pair of White Porcelain Fighting Male Bears by Meissen

These two male bears are in close combat with each other, most likely over the rights to a breeding female. The detail throughout is exquisite as the standing bear is lurching toward his competitor coming from around the other bear's back. The underside of the base is marked with the blue color Meissen logo from the 1930s.

The bears are 8" high by 5" wide. There are other illegible markings on the bottom.

Comes from the late Bill Warda collection.

Nice piece here.

Mint. $795.00

ART #49164C Majestic Bronze Luftwaffe Eagle on Marble Base

This Luftwaffe eagle is absolutely a show-stopper, not only for its huge size and weight, but for its extraordinary appearance. It is impossible not to get excited after viewing this classic piece. Although I don't know where it was originally located in 3rd Reich Germany, it certainly looks to have had an honored place in either one of Gˆring's offices, one of the Luftwaffe Field Marshal offices or perhaps displayed within the entering lobby of the Luftwaffe headquarters building in Berlin. It is a captivating piece and easily the best of its type that I have seen over my 50 years of interest in this hobby. The bird is artist-signed on the swastika, "Schmidthofer".

The huge eagle appears to be searching a lush landing spot as his detailed curved-nail tangs clutch his valuable large mobile style swastika cargo. The raptor's wings are still outstretched, complete with their impressive detailed feathering pattern, while the bird's head and eyes concentrate on a successful arrival to earth. The outstretched wings measure a full 18 inches.. Overall the bronze is about 21 inches high. The swastika emblem is positioned within the center of a fine marble block being 7 inches high and measuring 4 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in dimension with a flared lower rim. The marble is a black color having greenish color swirls in the surfaces. There is one tiny chip at the reverse bottom right corner. The piece is very heavy seeming to weigh at least 30 pounds.

If you are an ardent Luftwaffe collector, this work of art would easily be the highlight of your display room. It just has everything and is surely a piece that one could easily spend a lifetime enjoying.

Near Mint $19,995.00

ART #48716C Small Size Hitler Bronze Bust

This AH bronze is probably a hollow bronze type. The bronze is about 7 inches high and depicts a young AH from the about the mid-section area.

He wears his Political shirt with cross strap and tie. The tie is complete with a Party Eagle pin and also Hitler wears his infamous 1st Class Iron Cross. The shirt has flapped breast pockets. The piece is marked on the reverse with an illegible artist signature and is stamped 1925.

This is probably an item that may have been sold on the streets during Hitler's early campaign days... or offered as a "suggested purchase" at the point of a gun or casually displayed loop of piano wire. The latter options seem more much likely.

This would make a fine desk piece for a Political collection.

Excellent $795.00

ART #49078 Bronze Seagull on Marble Base with Dedication

This presentation is a very "art deco" design and has a very pleasing look, making for an excellent hobby desk piece. The bronze measures about 11 inches in height and has a wing span of about 14 inches. The artist, S. Melani, has designed the depiction with only the end of the right wing being connected to the bronze portion that forms the base upon a marble slab, with the left wing dramatically soaring upward. The gull has the appearance of making his way to a splash in the ocean and scooping up a tasty seafood morsel. It is very simply done, but this really the appeal of the piece. The base is a black marble having white grains running through it. The marble is cut to a slant at the front and there is a brass presentation plaque applied to the marble with two screws.

The plaque has a four line engraving done in Gothic script. Thanks to the expertise of my British friend and collector, David Goldsmith, the dedication reads, "Unserem verehrten Kompanie Chef / in Dankbarkeit gewidmet von / seiner Kraftfahrkompanie / Paris den 24. 12. 1943". Basically this translates as a "gift to the Company Commander from a transportation unit in Paris on Christmas eve, 1943". On the reverse is the word "Bronze" stamped and the artist's name, "S. Melani".

A great piece here which should provide of lot of enjoyment to the next owner.

Excellent Plus $1,295.00

ART #49000C Large 3rd Reich Army Soldier in Bronze - F. Berberich

This bronze is of absolute highest quality being produced by Fritz Berberich and allegedly shown at Hitler's Haus die Kunst exhibition in Munich. The bronze is extremely heavy and is about 12 inches high. The subject is depicted as an Army enlisted man. The soldier wears a revamped M-1917 helmet, complete with Frankenstein-style vents on each side. Below each vent respectively is the raised National insignia on the left side and the right side is the Wehrmacht insignia consisting of the eagle with downturned wings and clutching a mobile swastika. The helmet's chin strap is in place below the figure's jaw. The face of the soldier is beautifully done with handsome features throughout with the figure looking just slightly to his left. The soldier's tunic is realistic in every way having buttoned nco shoulder boards, clear litzen on the collar tabs, flap-style breast pockets and buttons, and lastly a raised breast eagle featuring the Army eagle with open wings clutching a swastika. Everything is completely realistic and done with an exciting flair.

The bronze sits on a fine marble base being faired outward a step on the lower portion. The marble is a brownish-purple color having swirls of white running through the grains. The marble remains in perfect condition. The artist's signature is engraved into the reverse bronze area, "F. Berberich". Additionally there is an old typed paper label applied by a previous owner which in two lines states, "F. Berberich - National German Art Exhibition. Haus der Kunst. Munich".

A remarkable rendering here that would add much grace and interest to an advanced Army collection - none better.

Mint. $7,500.00

ART #48147C Deluxe Framed Lithograph of Reichsj‰germeister Hermann Gˆring

This framed lithograph of Gˆring wearing his J‰germeister uniform is extremely captivating and would make for a perfect centerpiece with a fine Hunting/Forestry collection. The piece is quite large with the frame measurements being 25 inches X 31 inches. The lithograph with surrounding matting measures 22 inches X 16 inches. Gˆring's beautiful uniform includes his shoulder boards and collar insignia, along with a long breast ribbon citing his awards. Gˆring wears his hunting "Hut", complete with eagle and swastika cap insignia and his removable boar's sprig, which I believe was actually produced of chamois hair. (As part of my personal collection, I own his original hut sprig which is contained within a round metal container with threaded removal cap and I have no doubt this is the same accouterment shown in the lithograph). Gˆring also wears his prized Pour le MÈrite medal with ribbon at his throat. The details of the lithograph are very exciting to view and literally jump off the paper. Below Gˆring's figure on the center white matte is a fine printed facsimile signature, Gˆring.

The professional framing work is of highest quality using the special glass produced to curb fading from light rays. The mint-conditioned modern frame is of wood being a brown color and highlighted with a lighter tan color on the edges. The reverse retains its paper backing. A wonderful package here for the hunting/forestry collector.

Mint. $1,195.00

ART #45878 Large Imperial Patriotic Naval Painting, "THE LAST MAN"

This Imperial Naval painting known as "The Last Man" is a large work measuring 32 inches by 42 inches in its original frame. The painting depicts a surviving sailor clinging to destroyed ship debris upon an angry ocean and waving the Imperial German War Flag. There are several other shipwrecked seamen attempting to stay afloat in the ocean waves near him. In the distance are two victorious British warships puffing black smoke from each of their four funnels and flying the White Ensign. The entire scene is quite dramatic and does accurately capture what must have been the horror of a sailor's fate in a war at sea.

The scene depicts the World War I naval Battle of the Falkland Islands which occurred on 8 December 1914, resulting in a crushing defeat of the Germans by the British. Only 10 British lives were lost with the Germans losing 1200 lives and six war vessels including the armored cruiser, "Scharnhorst", she being relentlessly lashed by punishing broadsides from HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible.

The painting is artist-signed, "A. Wolf", and dated "30.3. 1916". Wolf was also a sailor in the Kaiserliche Marine. There is an old brass plaque attached to the lower painting frame engraved in the German language that states the painting by August Wolf was given to the artist's mother upon his death. The plaque basically states the painting is a "gift to the mother of our comrade August Wolf who was killed in the Battle of Skagerrak; from the unteroffiziers of the 2nd Division of 'SMF Kõnig' ". It seems terribly ironic that Wolf painted this work depicting the tragedy of the Falkland Island Battle less than two months before his own death in the pyrrhic Skagerrak victory over the British (Battle of Jutland) on May 13, 1916.

The painting has two repairs which show on the reverse, but are not visible from the obverse. The painting could also use a cleaning which does not appear to have ever been performed. The original frame appears to be of 3 1/2 inch wide oak, showing some age, but still sound. The painting does not appear to have been removed from the frame. There are two large steel hanging brackets on the reverse.

A fine period original work of art here that would look marvelous displayed with an Imperial Naval collection. I had intended to keep the painting myself to enhance my personal Imperial Naval collection, but alas, there is insufficient wall space in my collecting room.

Excellent $2,495.00

ART #47899C Imperial Officer Bronze Presented To Retiring Medical Officer

This bronze-coated zinc Prussian military figure is most impressive measuring about 18 inches high. It depicts a fully-rigged soldier standing on a matching pedestal. The pedestal is attached to a three-sectioned wood base which contains two separate presentation plaques. The soldier's details are outstanding being garbed in a full field outfit complete with Prussian eagle face plate Pickelhaube, full back pack, belt with bread bag, cantine, cartridge pouches and long bayonet with shaving brush-style portepee. The soldier's arms are crossed for his right hand to grasp a standing highly-detailed K-98 rifle. He wears breeches and boots. The quality of the casting details throughout these accouterments can not be overstated. The bronze plated base, being part of the casting, is artist-signed, which appears to be, "Conrad Fels".

On the other side of the bronze base it is stamped, "I.L.S. lin velkamp".The wood base below is formed of three separate wood sections each with fine angle-mitered corners. On the upper and middle wood base portions there is a brass plaque attached to each. The upper plaque reads in script, "Irhem scheidenden Kameraden" and then below this in Gothic-style print is, "Herrn Oberstabsarzt Dr. Muecke". The plaque mounted on the below base reads in Gothic-style print, "Die Offiziere und Sanitäts offiziere" and below in script engraving, "des 6 (ten) Brandenburgischen Infanterie Regiments No 52". Both plaques are retained by brass brads, although the left bottom example appears to be a replacement. This translates to, To our retiring comrade, Oberstabarzt Dr. Muecke, from the Officers and Medical officers of the 6th Brandenburg Infantrry Regiment #52.

Quite a show piece here that could be researched and could also present an outstanding addition to an Imperial collection.

Excellent Plus. $3,495.00

ART #47368C Dedicated Small Silvered Hitler Bust on White Marble Base

This bust is very well done and is a 8 inch high example. The bust sits on a 3 inch high marble base which is 2 and a half by 2 and a half wide. The marble has a couple of very minor chips in the edges but they are nothing.

The Hitler bust is extremely well done with all features completely plain and easy to see. Hitler has his normal looking of just looking forward with a serious expression on his face. The detail to the hair mustache eyes and nose et cetera is exceptional.

The piece is marked on the reverse W. Z. 011. I believe that the lettering must have represented the initials of the artist but I do not know what the numerals mean.

Attached to the marble base is a fine silver presentation plaque. The plaque is professionally engraved Unserem lb. Niko / von seinen Kameraden / der 5 S. St. A. This dedication is translated to Our Dear Friend Nico from his Comrades in the 5th Schiffstammabteilung. This dedication makes this hitler bronze a naval item as the Schiffstammabteilungen were the units responsible for the basic naval and military training of recruits when they were inducted. This unit, #5, was set up in March 1039 in Eckernforde and was subordinate to the admiral commanding the Ostsee or Baltic region. It later served in Libau in the east and in Epinal, France. Conceivably this unit to be researched to even add more interest to this nice bust.

The bust is very attractive and extremely well made and being a nice pleasant size that will not overwhelm a space where it could be displayed.

A very fine original item here of high quality.

Excellent Plus Plus. $1,995.00

ART #46979C "The Knight at Dawn" by Jerry Crandall, Artist Signed & Autographed by Luftwaffe Ace Erich Hartmann

This beautiful aviation print measures a substantial 22 3/4 inches by 30 inches. It has never been mounted and awaits your addition of a fine frame.

This limited edition print is numbered 191 of 1250 prints, the original painted by premier military aviation artist Jerry Crandall. "The Knight at Dawn" is signed by both Jerry as well as Luftwaffe ace Erich "Bubi" Hartmann. The limited run of 1250 prints was very popular and sold out long ago, making this piece a rare addition to any art collection.

Hartmann was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He flew 1,404 combat missions and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. The print was produced in 1991, only two years before Hartmann's death in 1993. I've included a link to his Wikipedia page as attempting to summarize his amazing career within the confines of an item description would be impossible.

I don't know enough about German fighter planes to describe the piece in a way that does it justice; I will let our pictures do the talking. Suffice it to say that the Crandell depicts these machines of war with both high skill and loving detail against a very atmospheric backdrop. It depicts the Blond Knight and members of his wing taking off from a mist shrouded airfield at dawn, and does so in masterful fashion.

An extremely fine post-war print here, and autographed by one of the most famous German aces of all time. Hartmann's autograph alone is worth the price of admission!

Excellent. $995.00

ART #44347C Bronze Hitler Bust

This Hitler bronze is a very large size. The bronze overall measures about 24 inches high and the bronze of Hitler's head itself is 17 inches . The bronze is a fine likeness of Hitler and is in perfect condition except for a very small indentation just at the very top of the head. It is nothing and it is hardly noticeable. The bronze was produced by Emil Hub. Hub lived from 1876 to 1954 and was well known for his work during the period. The bronze is signed on the back with the artist and also with most likely the casting company "WMF Geislinger, Std, and the the word "Dekoeyer".

This bronze is of extreme weight and if ordered by the next purchaser it would be shipped with the head area separately from the marble base. The marble base is a squared block being a gray material with lots of black grains running through it. The large bronze is supported on the the base by a bolt which is removable. If you have been looking for a Hitler bronze of this size this is a good opportunity to acquire same as bronzes of this side are very rarely offered. A tremendous accent for the right person.

Excellent Plus. $9,995.00

ART #45018 SS-LAH Gymnastic 1st Prize from Licterfelde Barracks Berlin

This outstnading bronze is about 11 1/2 inches high, mounted on a gray marble base. The bronze depicts an SS athlete on parallel bars. H arms are extended upward as he grips one of the bars. The athelete is dressed in "t" shirt with shorts, belt and gymnastic shoes. The detail throughout is outstanding to his muscled body. The marble base has a couple of minor chips to the egdes and corners, but nothing serious. Attached to the obverse of the base is a patinated brass plaque. The plaque reads in three lines, "1. Sieger/ Turn Meisterschaft der L SS AH/ Berlin-Lichterfelde". Translated "1st Prize - Gymnastic Master of the SS-LAH at Berlin's Lichterfelde Barracks". Lichterfelde was the well-know barracks where the specially-selected LAH recruits were trained under the auspices of the famed general and Hitler favorite, SS-Oberstgruppenf≈∏hrer Sepp Dietrich.

A great and very rare one-of-a kind bronze here that is just waiting for the opportunity to decorate its next owner's advanced SS collection. A very fine original item here.

Excellent Plus. $2,795.00

ART #44338C Etched Glass Rˆhm Portrait

This etched glass portrait is one of the neatest things I have seen and must be virtually unique. The portrait portrays an etched likeness of Röhm portrayed from the chest up having his parted in the middle hair style mustache collar tabs armband and a party pin in his tie. The likeness is undeniable although I will say that they did eliminate some of Röhm's old World War 1 battle scars. The image is shown in a white oval with black treatment for the design. Below the oval portrait is an early SA eagle etched into the glass which grasps a wreath with black mobile swastika.

Above the oval image in a ribbon form is the name "Rˆhm". The likeness measures seven inches by nine inches and is in its original black forest style frame. The frame is simulated wood branches with a sprig of oak leaves in each corner. Studying the reverse of the frame which has some type of a hard cardboard covering it does not appear to me as though this etching has ever been out of the frame. Can you imagine how rare something like this must be. After the R√∂hm purge virtually everything that has to do with the "traitor" was destroyed. Anyone that would save this likeness of Rˆhm I would think would be looking for trouble here as there could be some question to his allegiance to Hitler. At any rate this image is in fantastic original condition and is ultra rare. It would make an absolute great highlight to show off over a full Rˆhm SA dagger. A very very rare item here in choice condition.

Mint. $2,450.00

ART #39905 White Marble Bust of Mussolini

This bust measures 6 inches high. It depicts the "unforgettable" face of Il Duce, who is dressed in uniform complete with a helmet marked with a Fascist flag. He wears a military tunic, tie, and the usual smug expression.

An extended panel on the base reads "Benito Mussolini Dux". I don't see any other markings on this bust.

A great item to add to an Italian Fascist dagger collection, or as a paperweight for bills you'd rather not look at.

Near Mint. $495.00

ART #37561C Hermann Gˆring Portrait Plaque

This plaque depicts a profile of Hermann Gˆring, done in nickel or brass and colored black. It is mounted in a walnut base. The plaque measures 8 by 11 inches, and it is quite heavy.

The image of Hermann is very well done, and he is looking to the viewer's left. This type of plaque would have been displayed in an office or the like.

The reverse has a bracket for mounting the piece, and the bolt that hold the head in place is visible.

A great item here to spice up your Luftwaffe collection.

Excellent Plus. $495.00