A First War German Silver Honor Goblet for Air Victories
A First War German Silver Honor Goblet for Air Victories - In solid silver, 19.5 cm high, marked below motto "800" along with Imperial German hallmarks; bottom of the goblet marked "Chef des Feldflugwesens", with lovely old patina, no dents or scratches, just a very few light contact marks,in extremely fine condition, an excellent example. Footnote: Established in 1915 as exclusively an aviation award, the Ehrenbecher fr den Sieger im Luftkampfe, or Honor Goblet for the Victor in Air Combat was generally given upon one's first victory in aerial combat (though the actual award bestowal might come some time after the victory). As the War progressed, the requirement for aerial victories may have increased later in the war, since air combat became more common. Also, only early winners received goblets in silver; several months after the institution of the award, these goblets, of same design, were produced in silver plated steel, and at the end of the War only award documents were given out, but not a goblet.