Extr. Rare Bronze Medal By Blanchot Ca. 1919: Aviation
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Extr. Rare Bronze Medal By Blanchot Ca. 1919: Aviation:
EXTR. RARE bronze medal by Blanchot ca. 1919: Aviation (starting price: USD $99.99 )
Obv/ A Lady wearing large antique clothes (Personifying Aviation) is walking to the left to an Airport. At right, a large crowd is watching planes in the sky while at left we can see an old airplane with his pilot ready to fly.
Rev/ Within a cartouche made of numerous Shields, there is an inscription : "La Ligue Aeronautique de France au Lieutenant David" (The French Aeronautic League to Lt. David)
Information and bibliography:
This Bronze medal was engraved by Ivan-Leon Blanchot (1868-1947). He attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux and he was a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais. As a sculptor, many of the busts he made are very well known and as an engraver, he contributed to illustrate (under the pseudonym of Yvan Loewite) the books of Hector Mallot.
A bit more about this medal : it is an EXTREMELY RAE MEDAL, it was Awarded after WW I and only to a very few and eminent Pilots.
Comment: This Bronze medal is a real Piece of History, especially about Aviation at its earliest time.. time of pioneers.. This medal shows some wears (especially on the reverse) and dings on the rim and edge too. Anyway it is a very collectible and a very, very rare item. It has a light yellow-brown patina. On the edge: " Bronze " and a mark: " a triangle" (jeweller mark of the first part of the 20th Century). This plaquette is NOT A RESTRIKE and was struck ca. 1905. est. $300/400 &
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Diameter :68.39mm (i.e. 2 inches 3/4)
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