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6 April 100 Years Ago

the Declaration of War by the USA on the German Reich
ringed in the Twilight of William II

Johann Elias Ridinger, The Promnitz Leopard Horse

after at the Count of Promnitz-Pless’ as temporary Headquarter
of the three essential decisions made there

the Declaration of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

was the most momentous one , viz led to 6 April 1917.

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10 April 250 Years Ago

culminated the life

Dedié à Monsieur Jean Elie Ridinger

“ … of one of the most excellent
German graphic artists of the XVIII century … ”

Alojzy Oborny ,
Director of the National Museum at Kielce ,
in the noble Polish-German exhibition catalog
to the great
Polish Ridinger touring exhibition 1997/98

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“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work.  THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot.  It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)