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  • 3 years later...

Typically, WHW pieces were cheaply made as the idea was to raise as much as possible with spending as little as possible.

This one looks like an enameled piece, heraldicall in nature. My bet would be a Town or a City Wappen so that's where I would look first. Personally, only one featuring three trees over water as this one seem to be, that I know of, is that for Olbernhau. That said, there are probably a dozen if not more that I never heard of.

Let us know if you find it.


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  • 10 months later...

Isn't he wearing the same pattern (or a very similar?) as a tiepin? Look at his collar.

If he happened to wear twice Olbernhau's coat of arms, this could maybe identify him as a civil servant?

Have you got a date on the back of the picture, any emboss or stamping of the photograph?

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