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Hunting and Shooting in Germany

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German Hunting Statue (Item HUNT 2-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very fine statuette of a child hunter and the depiction is completely allegorical from pantomime. It is typical of statues in Sans Souci, the new palace at Potsdam and Göring's hunting lodges. It represents the Jugendjager, Young Hunter, with his Dakel, dachshund. The boy attired as he is gives the idea of man and nature. The animal-skin draping is symbolic of the eternal human desire to participate in the sport of kings and, speaking of kings, this is exactly the sort of bronze sculpture often seen in palaces and royal hunting institutions throughout the German lands. It is about 16 inches tall including the base. It's about 7 inches for the actual bronze figure. There is a signature (Konig) at the backside of the bronze plinth and there is a number '45' over, '106' below-inventory from a lodge, palace? This was probably cast and finished in the early 1800's. This is an absolutely beautiful bronze sculpture and should be in a good hunting or shooting collection or could be considered a very good bronze sculpture for a fine miniature bronze collection.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Black Forest Carving (Item HUNT 2-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is not militaria, but it is the type of artistic rendering that would grace the homes and hunting lodges of the true Germanophile. This was Volkskunst in the true traditions of the Black Forest carvings. This fine art has emerged lately as one of the most sought-after expressions of Central European folk art. At the time that this art form was at its earlier popularity-1860's-1890's-it could be said that at least half of it produced was for commercial trade. Many pieces were sold at tiny shops and larger Berlin and Munich showrooms. Often, maybe half the timepieces like this one that we offer here had clocks set into the wildlife and hunting motifs. These were the truly commercial items. The carvings made on order from hunting lodges, fine hotels, and private estates were generally without clock or barometer being integral with them. This piece we offer would be without doubt one of these. The scene is familiar; the eagle attacking a chamois up in the Alpine area. The goat is trying to protect its young one. The carving is fine and the subject good. There is a bit of superficial damage that is easily repairable. It you are not able to effectuate this very minor repair, our maintenance staff can do it for very little cost. We have done close-up photos of the areas where there is damage. The most noticeable is the missing ear on the chamois, otherwise, there are cracks here and there that are really "nothing." The figure stands about 26 inches high from the bottom of the base to the highest eagle wingtip. The base measures 17 ½ x 8 inches. All in all, this will be considered a classic example of the Black Forest art form.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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 Bavarian Hirschfänger, Hunting Dagger (Item HUNT 2-3; KWEP 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is always considered one of the most beautiful of the various Hirschfängers of the Kaiser Reich. We have all seen the normal one (that still is rare), but this is the deluxe one with finer horn grips, much finer gilding, very much more detailing in the lion head, the hoof cross guards, and the side panels of the grip. Where the normal ones are almost painted, somehow, this one is gilded! The scabbard is much the same, but that is where the similarity ends. This piece has the original knot or portepee and that is the outside. Now, the negative. First the blade that once was etched is now practically unetched and the blade is about 2/10 short of completely going into the scabbard. This often is due to100 years or so of leather shrinkage. The blade was used in the German hunts and the Forstmeisters, who were issued these weapons used them on a daily basis for every thing such a tool could be used for to include stripping bark from trees to chopping weeds, etc. Only if the man were an (honorary) forester and only wore his Hirschfänger for dress would it stay in great shape. This one, however, is still (great) on the outside appearance, but the blade would be considered an anticlimax to the purist among us. This piece would command a very large price if perfect; however, we are offering it quite reasonably after due consideration.

PRICE: SOLD

 

German Jewelry and Stickpins

Kyfhauser Bund Stickpin (Item HUNT 2-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the stickpin worn on civilian clothes that signifies that a member is a crack rifleman. This was the Kyfhauser Bund or Veteran's League. (crossed rifles).

PRICE: $40.00

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Swedish Hunter's Visit to Ost Preussia and Hermann Göring (Item HUNT 2-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the premier albums ever to be offered on the web. It's the visit of Swedish foresters and marksmen to east Prussia in 1937. They arrived in Berlin on May 7, 1937 and were welcomed by General Forest Supervisor Wandemr von Keudell and his staff. An obligatory stop was with the invitation of Hermann Göring to visit Karinhalle, the fabulous hunting lodge of the future Reichsmarschal. Thomas Johnson, author of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich in his Vol. 4 borrowed this album to illustrate the wearing of the forestry cutlasses. At this time the wonderful album belonged to Leif Linde in Sweden. The picture of the forestry officials and servicemen are "great" and then the album goes on with the trip to castles and Purssian estates, and, of course, to the Kreigerdenkmal at Tannenberg, the wonderful monument to Hindenburg's sound defeat of the Russians in WW I. This was one of the greatest war memorials of all times. It was leveled of course by the Russian barbarians at the end of WW II. There are many pictures of General Forestmaster von Keudell and his men throughout most of the album, as the main theme is forestry and the hunt. This is what the Swedish delegation came for and obviously they were treated as royalty. Beside Karinhalle they were also gusts at Jägerhof Rominten. There is a card presented by the Gauleiter and supreme president of the provence4 of east Prussia Erich Koch who welcome the delegation on May 10, 1937 in the silver hail of the Park Hotel. A picture of Hitler Youth children who also greeted them in Königsberg is shown under this. At Schorfheide (the Forest around Karinhalle) Hermann Göring lifts a toast to the guests with a huge stein of beer. He is also seen dining at an outdoor table with the Swedish leader Rydbeck. At the end of the book there is a visit to one of the Prussian nobility at his castle. Count Albrecht Fredrick Graf von Dzyntenburg, who, with his wife both in Jägertracht, hunting-motif clothing, greet them and show them about the nearby forestland. There is also a card showing the Graf's castle estate December 25, 1937. The album also has a great map of Prussia in color that with red pen shows the route of the Swedish delegation's marvelous tour. The album is covered with a blue, leather-like material we believe it to be manmade. It measures 13 x 10 inches and is almost an inch thick. It has about 70 pictures most of them being 4 x 3 ¾ inches with some being 3 ½ x 2 ¼ and some 5 ½ x 3 ¼ inches in size. There are several clippings from Swedish newspapers chronicling the event almost step by step. Maps, and a great full-view drawing of the Tannenberg Memorial in the back. While the general condition is good, some of the pages have come loose at the binding and a few have some edge gouging. The pictures are perfect, however. This is the album of albums for the Göring collector, the forestry collector, or the archivist of very important Third Reich events or someone who just wants to own something neat!

PRICE: $485.00 SOLD

 

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