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New Member Welcome and Check In / Re: New Member
« Last post by Haarmann on April 22, 2020, 10:55:28 PM »
Hello Arie, and welcome aboard!

It is wonderful that an art historian has been moved to join our forum.  You state that you are preparing an exhibition, can you tell us more about it and where the exhibition will occur?
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Pál Patzó / In Treue fest - Korneuburg
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 22, 2020, 03:39:57 PM »

Pál Patzó (Hungarian Patzó Pál).  1915. 

IN / TREUE / FEST / 1915 (in loyalty steadfast).  Cast bronze, 70 x 40 mm, 80.40 g.  Gussfrisch (as cast), minimal casting detritus reverse left edge.

Obverse: On ground-line, warrior in full Gothic-style armor to left, sword in right hand across body, point to ground; four-line title inscription left center in front of image; artist's signature PATZO upper right corner; in raised exergue formed by ground-line globe at center showing Europe in smoke to left and right; scale-pattern decorative panels left and right exergue; raised rim. 

Reverse: City arms of Korneuburg raised relief upper two-thirds field; scaled decorative panels right and left of lower shield; in exergue four-line inscription KORNEUBURGS KRIEGERN / ZU EHR UND GEDACHTNIS / DEREN WITWEN UND WAİSEN / ZUR WOHLFAHRT. (to the honor and memory of Korneuburg's warriors; for the welfare of their widows and orphans).

Cf: Schulman.  1916.  La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXV, p. 121: no. 233 ("Wehrmann im Eisen" - iron example).

Cf: Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932.  Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 317: no. 3806 (bronze example).


Huszár/Procopius (p. 317) records productions figures: 10 examples in silver, 200 examples in bronze, 200 examples in tombak (brass).  Examples are also known in iron (e.g. Schulman, p. 121).

Plaquette commemorates the nail-figure (Kriegsnagelung) in the Austrian town of Korneuburg, one of many such wooden figures set up in German-speaking communities to solicit war donations, often benefiting war charity work.  For each modest donation, an iron nail was hammered into the figure, which eventually became encrusted with metal.  These plaquettes may have been offered to more generous donors.  A number of these nail-figures have been preserved in German museums, including that of Korneuburg.
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New Member Welcome and Check In / New Member
« Last post by HartogHB on April 19, 2020, 11:35:27 PM »
Hi, I am an art historian working on modern German sculpture. I am not a collector, but I see a lot and when talking about German sculptors active in the 1910s medals are an important and too often neglected medium. For 2024 I am preparing an exhibition on jewish sculptors in Germany until 1937 and doing research on Arnold Zadikow I came to this page. Just browsing I already learned a lot.

Arie
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Theodore Gosen / University of Breslau
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 14, 2020, 03:40:23 AM »

Theodor von Gosen.  1911. 

UNIVERSITAS  /  VRATISLAVIENSIS (University of Beslau).  Cast yellow bronze, light-brown patina, 93.6 mm, 248.8 g.  Edge-punch C.POELLATH  SCHROBENHAUSEN.   Fast gussfrisch (near as-cast), few slight scratches to patina.

Obverse: Kaiser Wilhelm II half-length portrait in Breslauer Kürassierregiment (Breslau Cuirassier Regiment) uniform, head in profile to left; inscription GUILELMUS II  ——  IMP∙REX (William II Emperor) above shoulders, left and right, respectively; four-line inscription in exergue MAGNUS∙AB∙INTEGRO / SAECLORUM∙NASCITUR / ORDO∙TE∙DUCE / MCMXI (we praise the rebirth of a great sequence of the ages 1911); laurel garland surrounding entire edge within raised rim. 

Reverse: Robed female figure, right hand holding sword across lap, open book in left, riding on Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag striding to left; in background university building above which sun rises; inscription in field VERUM / SITIO  ——  SCIEN / TIAM / PROVEHO (the site of knowledge promotes truth) left and right, respectively; two-line title inscription in exergue; artists monogram interlaced TG lower center exergue; thick harvest garland encircling entire edge within raised rim.

Cf: Dziallas, Paul.  1971. Theodor von Gosen: Das Medaillenwerk, p. 18, no. 9 ( not illustrated).

Cf: Sakwerda, Jan.  1993. Theodor von Gosen: Medale / Medaillen, pp. 43, 71, no. 11. 

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, pp. 267, 446: no. 806.


The University of Breslau was founded in 1811 through the union of the University of Frankfurt/Oder with the Breslau Jesuit College.  In the centenary year 1911 it was renamed the Schlesische (Silesian) Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (Dziallus, p. 19). 

The image of the deer (or hart) as a symbol of the thirst for salvation represented by Science originates from Psalm 42 (Heidemann, p. 268): "Wie der Hirsch schreiet nach frischem Wasser, So schreiet meine seele Gott zu dir." (Luther Bibel); "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." (Authorized Version).
 
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Link here

https://www.muenzen-leipzig.de/Auktion/Onlinekatalog?intAuktionsId=864

Several medals:

3 by P. Leibküchler
1 by Ebbinghaus
2 by August Gaul
1 by Gies
1 by Bendorff

and of course several Goetz.

Great photos (as usual) if for nothing else.

John
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F.W. Hörnlein / Re: Skagarrak
« Last post by NetJohn on April 13, 2020, 09:50:01 PM »
If anyone knows of one available for purchase, please let me know.
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Theodore Gosen / Dr Neisser
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 13, 2020, 03:20:56 AM »

Theodor von Gosen.  1915. 

ALBERT  ———  NEISSER / 60  ———  JAHRE (60 years [old]).  Cast bronze, light brown patina, 91.6 mm, 230.56 g.  Edge-punch C.POELLATH (double-stamped)   SCHROBENH..  Vorzüglich+ (extremely fine+).

Obverse: Half-length profile portrait in academic gown to right; two-line title inscription across center divided by image; double-lined rim. 

Reverse: Full-length en face naked youth, head turned to right proper, in upraised left hand, burning torch, in lowered right hand a flaming sword point downward, right foot on head of small dragon dead on ground line behind which radiant sun rises; legend DEM FORSCHER ・ DEM LEHRER ・ DEM FREUNDE (to the scientist, to the instructor, to the friend) upper edge; artist's monogram, interlaced TG, separating year date 19 — 15 in exergue; double-lined rim.

Cf: Dziallas, Paul.  1971. Theodor von Gosen: Das Medaillenwerk, p. 21, no 18 (ills. obverse/reverse unnumbered plates).

Cf: Sakwerda, Jan.  1993. Theodor von Gosen: Medale / Medaillen, p. 45, no. 20; ill. p. 77. 

Dr Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (1855  - 1916) was famous primarily for the discovery of the causative agent for gonorrhea Neisseria gonnorrhoeae, named in his honor.  He also contributed significantly to research on leprosy and syphilis.  The medal honors his 60th birthday.
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Maximilan Dasio / Richard Strauss
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:40:21 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1910. 

DR・RICHARD・STRAVSS・TONDICHTER・MCMX 𝄞 (Dr. Richard Strauss, composer 1910).  Cast yellow bronze, 67 mm,128 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Profile portrait head and collar to left; title legend large Roman capitals completely surrounding edge. 

Reverse: Naked Arion in profile to right, riding on classical-style dolphin and holding large archaic lyre in both hands; two lines of waves as border of exergue displaying artist's signature MAX・DAƧIO・PICT・ / ・MCMX・ ; legend MVSICA・OMNIVM・ARTIVM・SVPREMA・ (music of all arts supreme) arching around figure above exergue; laurel-garland edge border.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, pp. 53 - 56: no. 46.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 205: no. 503.

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Maximilan Dasio / Leo Samberger
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:24:10 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1908. 

・PICTOR・MONACHENSIS  - - ・LEO・SAMBERGER (Munich painter Leo Samberger).  Cast bronze, brown patina, 67.64 mm, 155.45 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: High-relief profile head and bare neck portrait to right dominating center field; title legend Roman capitals encircling edge divided as indicated by image; pearled and lined border beneath letters, also broken by image. 

Reverse: Robed, haloed, bearded profile St Luke to left, seated on bench at desk easel, painting with right hand, holding palette with left, water jug behind desk at left; artist's signature MAXIM / DAƧIO OP / A・D・MC / ・MVIII・ (AD 1908) on side of desk; entire edge encircled by small-leaved wreath.

Cf: Salaschek, Sunhild.  1980.  Katalog der Medaillen und Plaketten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts im französischen und deutschen Sprachraum in der Hamburger Kunsthalle, I (text): p. 83: no. 328; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 24.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, p. 42: no. 28.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 192: no. 433.

Leo Samberger (1861 - 1949), honorary member of the Münchner Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Munich Academy of Visual Arts), was known for portraits and historical scenes in a naturalistic, post-Impressionist style.  Dasio made several medals to honor him, including one to memorialize his engagement (Weber, pp. 41-42, and 91-92).
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Maximilan Dasio / Fountain of youth
« Last post by Rabenauge on April 11, 2020, 03:30:30 AM »

Maximilian Dasio.  1910. 

・ES[T] — SEMPITERNⱯFONS —— IVVENTVTIS —— AMOR (love is an endless fountain of youth).  Cast bronze, dark brown patina, 65.5 mm, 82.25 g.  Edge-punch № 5 20 (presumably cast 20 of design no. 5).  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: Left to right, standing in fountain basin, naked, bearded, stooped old man, supported by cane and crutch, to left; naked young man sits on fountain rim to right, reaching towards naked young woman climbing out of  fountain to right; atop central pedestal, large bowl with fountain water-works, two ornamental jets, topped by arrow-pierced heart; raised rim. 

Reverse: On ground-line two classically draped women at right and left, drape flower garlands on pedestal supporting sculpture of winged Amor with bow to right; title legend upper edge, divided by image as indicated; two-line artist's signature and date MAX DAƧIO PICTOR / OP・MCMX・ (Max Dasio artist / opus 1910) in exergue; triple-tiered border rim, center step contiguous with exergue.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 4, no. 31 (obverse).

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, p. 96: no. 129 (p. 118, no. 184 describes boxwood model of reverse).

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 334, 475 (ill): no. 1112.


Labeled by both Weber and Heidemann as a "Hochzeitsmedaille" (wedding medal), but without further details.
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