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Hermann Göring's wealth and grand style of living required table service and flatware second to none. He and his wife, Emmy, constantly entertained at Karenhalle and Obersaltzberg, as well as their lavish Berlin apartments. This "legacy of opulence" has left much in the way of silver pieces to collect. There were literally scores of different patterns and settings, each bearing Göring's "Mailed Fist" coat of arms. As one of the richest men in the world at the time, we collectors can now enjoy some of Hermann's "previously owned" bounty.
This section also has been expanded to include items from Reichswerke Hermann Göring.
GORINGSILVER #48282 Dinner Fork And Knife From 1935 Göring Wedding
This dinner fork and knife measuring 8 and 9 and a half inches respectively is reputed to come from the 1935 Göring wedding. The utensils are silver plated and both in outstanding condition. The tines of the fork and nice and straight and the knife blade is in perfect condition with its original grain. The blade is marked Gebruder Heller Pforzheim and the Rostfrei beneath. The utensils are basically plain with the main object stamping being a half open winged political style eagle clutching a mobile swastika in a wreath. The fork is marked on the reverse Gebruder Hepp 90 and the handle of the knife at the top is also marked 90. This is the first time I remember seeing these pieces and they are quite interesting. Assuming that the wedding was a one shot perhaps these cutlery was used by the regular guests and possibly Göring at his head table had something much fancier.
Mint Minus. $1,195.00
GORINGSILVER #46095C Göring Teaspoon
This teaspoon is five and three eighths inches in length.
It is decorated with lines and floral patterns and at the bottom of the handle there is an engraved seal featuring the arm holding ring which represented Hermann Göring’s coat of arms.
The reverse of this spoon is marked 800 with a crescent and crown.
The spoon overall is in fine condition with a good crisp bowl.
A very fine Göring attributed piece here.
Excellent Plus. $695.00
GORINGSILVER #46097C Göring Boar’s Tusk Wine Opener
This boar’s tusk measures about 7 inches in an arch. The tush shows age and fine golden toning and age cracks.
The two ends of the tusk are finished in a silver beaded pattern. In the center is a conventional wine opener with corkscrew et cetera which appears to be nickel. At the large end of the tusk is a silver cap. The cap features the engraving of a seal with the armed arm holding a ring being Göri g’s coat of arms. Beneath within a rectangle is the date 26.IX.36 and beneath that Rominten.
Rominten was the hunting estate that was owned by the Imperial family which Goring was known to use quite a bit during his days. After the Kaiser died in 1941 Goring took over Rominten. This silver end piece is also hallmarked “800 Silber”.
A very fine original example here which no doubt commemorates a visit by Hermann to Rominten on September 26th 1936. A great item to open your personal bottle of wine with dinner.
GORINGSILVER #43537C Göring Field Marshall Engraved Tray
This Tray is oval in shape, measuring about 11 inches long and 8 across. It has a three-stage "rippled" border and smooth center area.
Engraved into the center of the tray is a magnificent rendering of a Field Marshall eagle. The beautiful bird clutches a swastika and is set on a pair of fine crossed batons. The detailing throughout this engraving is simply phenomenal, and even more amazing when studied throughout a loupe.
This tray is not marked but I suspect it is a silvered example. There are some signs of mild wear along the edges but in the main the condition is very fine.
A magnificent piece of period silver here, and a welcome addition to any Luftwaffe collection.
Excellent Plus. $2,995.00