May Militaria & Autographs Auction
Original formal silver napkin ring from one of Hitler’s formal dinner services, 1.75 in. (45mm) tall, 1 5/8 in. (43mm) diameter, bearing a large Nazi eagle and swastika device in relief, the swastika flanked by Hitler’s initials ‘A H’ at bottom. At top and bottom the ring also bears an engraved ‘Greek key’ design. On the opposite side the napkin ring bears the hallmarks of silversmiths Bruckmann, also marked with a crescent moon, King’s crown, & ‘935’ signifying the silver content + an Imperial German eagle. Some light tarnishing, else fine condition. The Bruckmann ‘formal pattern’ of silver flatware and tableware was made as a 50th birthday present to Hitler from Albert Speer.