The elf has a hollow "J" shaped metal piece attached to his right shoulder. When a genuine spoon, fork or knife handle is inserted into the "J" shaped piece, it appears that the elf is carrying the actual piece of silverware on his shoulder!
This is a remarkable old original piece of Nazi era Wellner retail store display material in very nice condition!
It is a very heavy 150 mm tall (5-7/8 inches) silver metal elf (the company logo and trademark) standing on a 150 x 150 mm ((5-7/8 x (5-7/8 inch) marble plinth that is 20 mm (3/4 inch) thick. It has a red felt protective base under the marble. The whole thing weighs 2.1 kg (4 pounds 11 ounces).
(The Gästehaus Reichsparteitag fork
in our pictures is not sold with the elf - it just shows how the display is used.)
The Sächsische Metallwarenfabrik August Wellner Söhne AG
of Aue in Sachsen (in the Erzgebirge
of east-central Germany) was a very major manufacturer of commercial tableware of all kinds, before and during the Third Reich. They had offices and showrooms in most of the major cities in Germany and in 29 cities around the world.
Wellner was famous for high quality, beautifully styled, extremely durable metal tableware ranging from silverware to gravy boats to platters, and tea pots to candelabra. They also manufactured champagne buckets, umbrella stands, picture frames, ashtrays and flag holders.
Adolf Hitler, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring and other top-20 Nazis owned lots of Wellner silverware as did institutions like the 20Reichschancellery in Berlin, SS Lebensborn homes, Luftwaffe Kasinos and even Kriegsmarine submarines.
This very rare old piece of Third Reich Wellner display material is in wonderful condition just as we bought it in Germany years ago. It appears that a previous owner may have put the red felt on the bottom of the marble plinth to replace whatever Wellner might have used originally. It is very historical Third Reich material that would compliment any collection of Nazi era tableware or table service items.
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This rare original Third Reich Wellner elf retail store silverware display
is offered for sale
for $695.00 plus postage (see below).
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RARE WELLNER ELF RETAIL STORE SILVERWARE DISPLAY
RARE ANTIQUE THIRD REICH SILVER METAL WELLNER ELF MADE TO HOLD HIS SPOON, KNIFE OR FORK FOR A RETAIL STORE DISPLAY