Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - WWI 1914 -1918 => Arnold Zadikow 1884-1943 => Topic started by: Rabenauge on March 30, 2020, 02:59:04 PM

Title: World in Flames
Post by: Rabenauge on March 30, 2020, 02:59:04 PM

Arnold (Aharon) Zadikow. 

1915 (obverse) / DIE WELT —— IN FLAMMEN (the world in flames - reverse).  Cast bronze, medium-brown patina, some burnishing, 65.57 mm, 102.61 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Rare.

Obverse: Two out-size naked men kneel on top of globe showing Eastern Hemisphere and struggle against each other; year date top center between them; artist's monogram encircled, interlaced AZ lower left; raised rim. 

Reverse: Vertical sword center, point downward towards calotte of earth from which erupt flames to either side; title legend upper edge, divided by image; roped rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 64, no. 416, 416a.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques Relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 99: no. 766.

Cf: Jones, M. 1979. The Dance of Death: Medallic Art of the First World War, p. 6: no. 10A, 10B (iron example).

Cf: Klose, Dietrich O. A.  2016.  Europas Verderben 1914 1918: Deutsche und österreichische Medaillen auf den Ersten Weltkrieg,  p. 268: 22.9 (bronze example).