Lot 3510

A bronze statuette of an askari as a farewell gift for Paymaster Otto Körner in German East Africa, 1892 - 1901

Orders & Military Collectibles until 1918 | A90m | Live auction | 521 Lots

Hammer price € 8,200

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Bronzed white metal, the detailed representation of an askari striding forward in full gear, holding his rifle (without fixed bayonet). The multi-piece, contoured pedestal carved in polished reddish-brown and dark green marble with an engraved dedication plaque in white metal (tr.): "Presented to Paymaster Körner as a farewell gift / 1892-1901 / The Officers Corps of the Schutztruppe for German East Africa". The pedestal slightly damaged, signs of use and age. Overall height 58.5 cm, weight 14.5 kg. An extremely distinguished, rare officers' gift in beautiful condition. Körner's orders are also coming under the hammer in this catalogue. The Schutztruppe in German East Africa was composed of 68 officers, 60 NCOs, 108 medical officers and NCOs, a commissariat council with two secretaries, nine paymasters and deputy paymasters, four explosives experts, eight masters-at-arms and 2742 African soldiers.

Provenance: Consigned directly from the family estate.

Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3522. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).