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Art Deco Rare Br.plaquette By Vernon: Normandie,1936: The Secret Of Happiness For Sale
Art Deco RARE br.plaquette by Vernon: Normandie,1936: The Secret of Happiness
(starting price: USD $149.99 )
Obv/ As symbols of Happiness, here is a beautiful Allegory. There are two young Ladies, One to the right has a finger on her lips while another One to the left is surrounding the eyes of a third Lady with a garland. This symbolism would show the secret way to Happiness. In the exergue , it reads in a large inscription : "LE SECRET DV BONHEVR" (Secret of Happiness)
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This lovely and very rare bronze plaquette was engraved by Jean Vernon (1897-1975). He was a sculptor and a medallist. He first studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was awarded of the Honor Medal, Gold Medal, Silver Medal at the Salon des Artistes Francais. He won the Prix Taylor in 1957. He received and the Medal of Social Progress in 1966.
A bit more about this plaquette: it is certainly the most sensitive plaquette Jean Vernon ever engraved. It shows a complete and pure Art Deco way of engraving..and not the less, it is really a RARE plaquette .
Reference: Maier 335. In the new fresh and EXCELLENT book by Nicolas Maier : " French Medallic Art, 1870-1940 ", this plaquette is listed under Nr. 335/354
See:M.551 " Catalogue Illustré des Médailles de la Monnaie de Paris",Volume 3
Comment: This bronze plaquette comes directly from the Heart of Art Deco! I guess the pictures will express this idea better than me! Also, it is in a very nice condition with a light brown patina (please note there are some dings on the corners). This plaquette is GUARANTIED ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC and it will be sold with a paid-bill/Certificate of Guaranty (like with every thing we sell). On the edge : " Bronze" and an edge mark: a " cornucopia". This mark
indicates this medal was struck after 1880 .This plaquette is NOT A RESTRIKE. It was engraved and struck by the time of the event:1936. est. $300/400 &
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Dimensions :77.10mm X 36.04mm (I-e a bit more than 3 inches 3/4 X about 1 inch 1/2)
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