Otto von Bismarck was one of the greatest Germans in his country’s history. In concert with König Wilhelm I and Generalfeldmarschall Helmuth von Moltke, he molded Germany into a European powerhouse that boasted its biggest and best army. Only England was Germany’s equal, primarily because of its mighty Navy. Bismarck was a consummate politician, forging alliances and constantly ensuring that the political scales never weighed against Prussia and Germany.
This bronze ashtray measures 5 ¼” in diameter and features a high-relief profile portrait of the “Iron Chancellor, backed by oak and laurel leaf branches and a shield featuring his Coat-of-Arms. The ashtray is supported by three small legs measuring about .” The deep imprint of Bismarck’s high-relief image is readily apparent on the ashtray’s reverse. It is a ruggedly-handsome depiction of Germany’s greatest political strategist.