Art Deco Br. Medal By Dammann,1920:aviation For Sale
Art Deco br. medal by Dammann,1920:Aviation (starting price: USD $9.99 )
Obv/ A naked Woman (Personified Aviation) with wings at her feet is on the top of a mountain looking at the Sky and ready to fly. FERIAM.SIDERA MCMXX (I'll touch the Stars).
Rev/ Parents Storks are teaching to their young ones who are in their nest on the top of a canyon, how to fly!
Information and bibliography:
This bronze medal was engraved by Marcel Dammann (1885-1939). He was pupil to Chaplain and has exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1907. Dammann received the Grand Prix de Rome in 1908, a second-class medal in 1914 and a first-class medal in 1921. He was selected for the position as Vice-President of the Société des Artistes Francais and was created Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1925. In 1929 Dammann received a medal of honor at the Salon. His works are in the collections of the Musée de la Monnaie in Paris and in the Numismatic Museum in New York.
Reference: M.833 " Catalogue Illustré des Médailles de la Monnaie de Paris"1st part " Vol.3
This medal is a beautiful Art-Deco view of the complete beginning of Aviation after WW I . So full of grace and sensitivity..
Comment: A typical Art Deco bronze medal . Unfortunately, it is NOT in a beautiful condition (cleaned and showing some dings and wears). Anyway, it is a very collectible piece. On the edge :"Bronze" and an edge mark: " cornucopia". This mark indicates this medal was struck after 1880 .This medal is NOT A RESTRIKE and was struck in 1920. est. $40/50
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Diameter :49.94mm (i-e just a bit less thans 2 inches)
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