FREE STATE OF THURINGIA STAINED GLASS WINDOW
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FREE STATE OF THURINGIA STAINED GLASS WINDOW

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Militaria Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
FREE STATE OF THURINGIA STAINED GLASS WINDOW
Fine original circular stained glass window, 11 1/2" diameter, an image of the seal of the post-1933 Free State of Thuringia. A beautifully executed piece, hand-painted and etched in excellent detail, flanked with borders of green and yellow glass with lead borders. Believed to be from the estate of FRITZ WACHTLER (1891-1945), Gauleiter of Bayreuth and an SS-Gruppenfuhrer, executed for desertion. Fine condition. After 1933, Thuringia was pressured into changing its arms and flag because the old arms contained seven six-pointed stars which were deemed inappropriate, i.e. too closely resembling Stars of David. The new arms showed a red and white striped lion wearing a gold crown and holding a gold swastika.