This is an interesting desk piece that commemorates Imperial Germany’s greatest politician, the “Iron Chancellor,” Otto von Bismarck. Bismarck served as Chancellor (Reichschancellor) to the three Kaisers. His political influence and policy guided Germany on a path of growth and consolidation. The desk piece displays von Bismarck’s high-relief profile in the upper left corner. In the lower right corner is a tree with von Bismarck’s birth and death dates (1815-1898). To the right of von Bismarck is his famous quote, which was a rallying call for all Germans; “Wir Deutschen fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt!” (We Germans fear God and nobody else in the world). At its bottom is von Bismarck’s distinctive signature. The piece is rectangular and measures 3 1/4″ x 5″ x 1/2.” It is hollow.