Silver & Enamel Shield Crest Travel Charm from Vintage BraceletDescription:
Town: BAD PYRMONT, Germany
Vintage Silver & Enamel Crest Travel Shield CharmCharm Depicts:
BAD PYRMONT, Germany
- Coat of Arms
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Pyrmont is a city in the district of Hamelin-Pyrmont, in Lower Saxony,
Germany, with a population of 22,000 (2003). It is located on the River
Emmer, about 10 km west of the Weser, and a popular spa resort that
gained its reputation as a fashionable place for princely vacations in
the 17th and 18th centuries. Its large park is among the most
spectacular in Germany, with a renowned outdoor palm garden. The
baroque castle (1706-1710), part of an impressive complex of
fortifications from the 16th century, today houses the museum. Unique
in Europe is the vapor cave, where therapeutic carbon dioxide vapors
emerge from the earth. The town is also the center of the Religious
Society of Friends (Quakers) in Germany.
Formerly called Pyrmont, it
was seat of a small county during much of the Middle Ages. In 1625 the
county became part of the much larger county of Waldeck through
inheritance. In January 1712 the count of Waldeck and Pyrmont was
elevated to hereditary prince by Emperor Charles VI. For a brief
period, from 1805 to 1812, Pyrmont was again a separate principality as
a result of inheritance and partition after the death of the previous
prince, but the two parts were united again in 1812. The principality
of Waldeck-Pyrmont retained is status after the Congress of Vienna of
1815 and became a member of the German Confederation. From 1868 onward,
it was administered by Prussia, but retained its nominal sovereignty.
In 1871 it became a constituent state of the new German Empire. At the
end of World War I, the prince abdicated and Waldeck-Pyrmont became a
free state within the Weimar Republic. On 30 November 1921, following a
local plebiscite, the city and district of Pyrmont were detached and
incorporated into the Prussian province of Hanover.
Lovely Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm from Vintage bracelet.
Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age! Measurements:
Height: 1⁄2 inch
Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch
Weight: 1.0 grams
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 June, 2007.