A Fine Quality Historic German KPM Large NSDAP Porcelain Vase, Circa 1933-38
, the vase of Roman style, on a square pedestal base, decorated to the front with a polychrome image of the Old Reich Chancellery, Berlin, flying the Fuhrer standard, the reverse with a large gilded spread-wing Third Reich eagle over swastika, 45cm high.
The Reich Chancellery
In 1869 the Prussian state government had acquired the Rococo city palace of late Prince Radziwiłł on Wilhelmstraße No. 77 (former "Palais Schulenburg"), which from 1875 was refurbished as the official building of the Chancellery.
In the days of the Weimar Republic the Chancellery was significantly enlarged by the construction of a Modern southern annex finished in 1930. In 1932/33, while his nearby office on Wilhelmstraße No. 73 was renovated, the building also served as the residence of Reich President Paul von Hindenburg, where he appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor on 30 January 1933.
In 1935 the architects Paul Troost and Leonhard Gall redesigned the interior as Hitler's domicile. They also added a large reception hall/ballroom and conservatory, officially known as the Festsaal mit Wintergarten in the garden area. The latter addition was unique because of the large cellar that led a further one-and-a-half meters down to an air-raid shelter known as the Vorbunker, once completed in 1936, it was officially called the "Reich Chancellery Air-Raid Shelter" until 1943, with the construction to expand the bunker complex with the addition of the Führerbunker, located one level below, devastated by air raids, the ruins of the Old Reich Chancellery were not cleared until 1950.
Sold for £3,800
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