BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – .35 LITER.
The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet.
This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet can hold up to .35 Liter of your favorite beverage. It stands 5” (12 cm) tall, which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory.
The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 3” in diameter at its rim and 2” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, as well as “.35 L” for its capacity. I believe that this cup is made of “German Silver” (nickel). This is one of the finest Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 cups that I have found.