PATRIOTIC DISPLAY PLATE – 1914 – IDENTIFIED – SCHNVERT
This patriotic wall display plate is a gorgeous early-war example that is quite unusual in that it is identified to a soldier. While it may have started as a stock item, the inclusion of the soldier’s name makes this German patriotic plate quite unusual.
The patriotic wall display plate’s central theme is that of three soldiers who are marching off to war, waving and smiling as they depart their village. Its artist, C. Halke, has autographed the illustration. The multicolored scene features a wide variety of autumn colors.
The patriotic wall display plate’s top features a 1914 Iron Cross. Two branches of oak leaves flank the Iron Cross down to the plate’s center. Below that is a patriotic saying, indicating the German troops are departing for the war to protect Germany from its aggressors. The patriotic wall display plate’s bottom displays “1914.” Just above it we see the identified soldier’s name, “Schnvert.” I wonder if he was able to return to his home in 1918.
The patriotic wall display plate’s reverse reveals a wire hanger at the top, by which it could be mounted on a wall. The plate’s center mentions the firm that produced it, along with the date 11 June 1870. It is a very fine presentation, overall. This consignment item will look great on your wall!