N049190 DAF MESS HALL CUP AND SAUCER. (Schale)

BACKGROUND: The DAF, Deutsche Arbeitsfront, (German Labor Front), originally founded on May 2ND 1933, became an official NSDAP organization on October 24TH 1934. Its stated purpose was to educate the workers in industry and commerce for smooth and efficient operation of all labor in the Third Reich. The structure of the DAF was basically the same as the NSDAP with different political levels of organization. Due to the diversification in labor the DAF was divided into sub-sections for specific trades and/or professions and it also controlled the KdF, Kraft durch Freude, (Strength through Joy), organization which provided recreation for workers. In 1934 the SdA, Schönheit der Arbeit" (Beauty of Labor), organization was established as a sub-section of the KdF under the control of Albert Speer who was responsible for improving working conditions in factories, including setting up canteens and supplying the flatware and cutlery. However, the DAF’s most important goal was to enforce the political stability of the large mass of the work force.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A mis-matched set of fire glazed white stoneware cup and saucer. The saucer, measuring approximately 15.5cm in diameter is well marked with a green printed, under glaze, manufacture mark with DAF emblem consisting of a multi-cogged wheel encompassing a canted swastika and surrounded by script "Modell des amtes Schönheit der Arbeit" (Official Pattern, Beauty of Labour.) The cup/mug measures approximately 9.5cm tall with a 8cm diameter opening. The bottom is also marked with a green printed, under glaze, manufacture mark with DAF emblem consisting of a multi-cogged wheel encompassing a canted swastika and surrounded by script "Modell des amtes Schönheit der Arbeit" (Official Pattern, Beauty of Labour.) No chips or cracks visible.

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $90.00

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