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Berlin Iron Collar

462L
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A good Berlin iron collar with classical motifs. Berlin Iron gained international attention during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) when the Prussian Royal family requested that the aristocracy and upper classes contribute their precious jewellery to help fund the War of Liberation. In return, these citizens were given iron jewellery as gifts for their loyalty, and many of those pieces were inscribed with the phrase “Gold gab ich für Eisen” (I gave gold for iron). The craftsmanship is extraordinary and the pieces were given a matte black lacquer finish to help prevent rusting. The process had originated with the Gleiwitz Foundry in Silesia, Prussia, in the 1790s, it then moved to Berlin in 1804. Berlin iron is highly collectable today because of it’s rarity and it’s history.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good, two small solder repairs on one link near the clasp on the reverse

Provenance

German

Materials

Iron & Cut Steel

Measurements

Length 34 cm
Width 3.5 cm

Item Number

462L

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