Auction 102

Lot 358:

HERMANN GORING SWIMMING POOL TILE

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Start price: $200

Estimated price: $400 - $600

Auction house commission: 25%

A rare relic, a piece of blue swimming pool tile, approximately 4 x 3 inches, from Hermann Goering’s house in Obersalzberg, near Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. The piece of glazed blue ceramic was part of the original swimming pool. The piece was recovered in the summer 1984 by a local resident on the ‘Echerbichl’, later Goeringhill at Obersalzberg. According to historical information and photographs the swimming pool was located directly in front of Hermann Goring’s house. This is documented in various period images. Goring’s house itself was within the ‘Fuhrersperrgebiet’, the secured zone. Goring’s country house was eventually destroyed along with other buildings in the area. The tile is mounted in a 10 x 10 inch shadow box along with a photograph of the pool in front of Goring’s country retreat. A letter of provenance is included. Very fine relic.

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