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Lot 7120: Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838 - 1917) - a set of six silver plates from his personal silverware
03 November 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Royal Württemberg court jeweller Föhr, Stuttgart, circa 1900. Silver, each punched "Foehr" and "800M" at the bottom, curved edge, the border engraved with the von Zeppelin coat of arms. Diameter 25 cm, total weight 2919 g. Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin began his military career in the army of Württemberg, commanding Uhlan Regiment 19 in Ulm and serving as the Württemberg envoy in Berlin before his retirement as a Major General in 1891. He was engaged from about 1880 in the development of a steerable balloon, and from 1899 he was dedicated to the construction of his first airship. In 1908, following the successful cruise of LZ 3, Kaiser Wilhelm II appointed him General of Cavalry. Graf von Zeppelin died in 1917 and was buried in Stuttgart. Of great rarity.
Condition Report: I - II
Notes: Ziviles Verkehrswesen