Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - WWI 1914 -1918 => Ludwig Gies 1887-1966 => Refugees => Topic started by: Henry Scott Goodman on February 24, 2020, 10:23:32 PM

Post by: Henry Scott Goodman on February 24, 2020, 10:23:32 PM


1915, Cast bronze, 46.7mm x 43.8mm, 23g, UNC, Ernsting WVZ 112a, unrecorded variety.  Henry Scott Goodman Collection

Heart-form with convex obverse surface, and multi-staged edge. Concave reverse surface with multi-staged edge. Loop for suspension.
Both sides have the image and script raised sculpturally.

OBVERSE: In the middle an oven with ruinous, yet smoking chimney; on the right a young female with long hair, holding a swaddled baby, to the left of her two children sitting on the ovenís edge, to her feet, right, a little girl and left, a cat arching its back. On the left, an old bearded man, a little child holding his left hand with both her hands. Signed in the exergue with an L G.

REVERSE: A long rectangular empty tablet, above a German pickelhaube, the chinstrap entwined with a wreath, a garland of leaves lying across the tabletís corners. Inside the garland-semicircle: ANDENKEN A. - D.WELTKRIEG (In Memory of the World War).

Rarity: Unique in Bronze
Known Examples: 2 (1 bronze, 1 iron, unchased)
Number in Museum Collections: 0
Number in Private Collections: 2