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  • Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von.  1919. 

    PAX  ——  1919 (Peace 1919).  Cast bronze, dark verdigris patina; 68 mm, 86.76 g; vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Very rare.

    Obverse: Woman's head (but see Huszár/Procopius below), full face with frowning brows, downcast, near-closed eyes, downturned mouth, wearing sallet-style helmet; title inscription left and right, respectively, at eye level. 

    Reverse: Three stylized, elongate heraldic shields of Germany, Hungary, and Austria; beneath shields OP・ (opus) followed by artist's monogram encircled, ligatured ƎE.

    Cf: Schulman.  1919(?).   La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 98: 900.

    Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 200: 1926 ("Marskopf" [head of Mars]).

    Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 32: 54, and outside rear cover (in color).





    British Museum Replica.  1979.  Struck bronze, bright verdigris patina, 64.6 mm (British Museum description gives 63 mm), 86.0 g.  Edge-punch BMPL (British Museum Publications Limited).  Despite smaller size, splotchy patina, and edge-punch, inexperienced collectors and dealers may be fooled when first encountering this piece.
PAX 1919
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Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von.  1919. 

PAX  ——  1919 (Peace 1919).  Cast bronze, dark verdigris patina; 68 mm, 86.76 g; vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Very rare.

Obverse: Woman's head (but see Huszár/Procopius below), full face with frowning brows, downcast, near-closed eyes, downturned mouth, wearing sallet-style helmet; title inscription left and right, respectively, at eye level. 

Reverse: Three stylized, elongate heraldic shields of Germany, Hungary, and Austria; beneath shields OP・ (opus) followed by artist's monogram encircled, ligatured ƎE.

Cf: Schulman.  1919(?).   La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXV, p. 98: 900.

Cf:  Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 200: 1926 ("Marskopf" [head of Mars]).

Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 32: 54, and outside rear cover (in color).





British Museum Replica.  1979.  Struck bronze, bright verdigris patina, 64.6 mm (British Museum description gives 63 mm), 86.0 g.  Edge-punch BMPL (British Museum Publications Limited).  Despite smaller size, splotchy patina, and edge-punch, inexperienced collectors and dealers may be fooled when first encountering this piece.
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