Lot 5009

An honorary shooting prize épee of the Bavarian State Police awarded to Major Peter Schlieper

Orders & Military Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A94r | Live auction | 866 Lots


Custom-made piece for the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen. The pipe-backed blade with yelmen forged of Damascus steel. A gilt dedication cartouche "Dem besten Schützen 1933 - Ehrenpreis des Staatsministeriums des Innern" on the obverse, an en suite cartouche "Major Schlieper" on the reverse and the early Eickhorn logo on the ricasso. The supplier's name "Anton Schweyer, München" on the back of the blade. Knuckle-bow hilt with foliage in relief, lion's head pommel set with red glass eyes (one eye missing). The uncrowned Bavarian lion holding a sword and escutcheon on the obverse languet, the seated panther of the Bavarian State Police on the reverse languet. Black plastic grip with wire winding. Blackened steel scabbard with suspension ring. Length 98 cm. Peter Schlieper, born on 1 August 1884, was promoted to Hauptmann of the Bavarian State Police on 1 May 1929. Promoted to Major and retired in 1933.

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General Information

The auction starts on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5871. The pre-sale view will take place from October 17 - 21, 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).