This plate is a very special piece of history. It is a so called "Berlin Iron" (in German: Berliner Eisen) Plate typical for the 19th Century.
The Prussian royal family urged all citizens to contribute their gold and silver towards funding the uprising against Napoleon during the War of Liberation. In return the people were given iron jewellery and Art objects. Often they featured an inscription like "Gold gab ich für Eisen" (I gave gold for iron), or "Für das Wohl des Vaterlands" (For the welfare of our fatherland). This made all different kinds of Art Objects made of Iron popular because of its symbolic relationship with a feeling of patriotism and loyalism.
This fantastic Berlin Iron plate has fantastic floral designs. It was made in Berlin between 1815-1850. It has no hallmarks.
Condition: Good antique Condition with a nice Patina. It shows a little rust. PLEASE SEE PICTURES.
Size: circa 8 Inch Diameter
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