June 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Adolf Hitler Initialed Teapot, Reportedly Taken from his Home by World War II Officer, with Provenance

Wellner silver plate teapot, 7 x 11 in. Interior rim of lid marked "17Z," with corresponding mark on interior bottom rim of pot. Bottom also marked "WELLNER / 150 cl." over numeral "35" in a circle.  Body marked with Nazi Reichsadler roll-mark flanked by Hitler's initials.

Included in the lot is an original typewritten letter signed by Lieutenant James Clinton Cottingham (1919-1973) of the 163rd Ordnance Battalion, dated June 13, 1945. In this letter to his parents from "Lauf, Germany," Cottingham states that, among other "souvenirs" including a German officer's cap, a bayonet, and a German belt buckle, he is sending home a "...coffee pot from Hitler's home. It even has the German sign on it, plus his initials."    

Condition:

Piece in good condition overall. Some tarnishing and staining to surface, though with crisp markings. Hinge is in good condition.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,000
06/21/2019

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