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  • Maximilian Dasio.  (1905/06). 

    "Organist and devil."  Struck silver, 50.3 mm, 41.26 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

    Obverse: in profile, woman in full-length gown seated on bench at left plays organ, hand-bellows of which are pumped by horned, bearded, goat-legged, long-tailed devil at right, who stares across in lustful ecstasy at his partner; artist's monogram D— lower left in exergue; stamp HITL at lower right; raised rim.  

    Reverse: rising from interlaced roots on ground-line, ornamental tree spreads curled, leafed branches across field; two singing birds on roots, left and right respectively, facing inward; another, wings spread, sings in topmost branches; blank tablet (for engraving) hangs from bough mid-center; raised rim.

    Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 5, no. 42, 42a.

    Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, pp. 108, 109: no. 163 (also cover illustration obverse); nickel silver example (Neusilber).

    Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 355, 484 (ill): no. 1234; silver example listed.


    Inscription HITL on obverse refers to Georg Hitl (1863 - 1923), owner of the Carl Poellath Mint in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria.  This mint produced  numerous medals, both cast and struck, for a number of German, and especially Bavarian, medallists.
Organist and devil
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Maximilian Dasio.  (1905/06). 

"Organist and devil."  Struck silver, 50.3 mm, 41.26 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: in profile, woman in full-length gown seated on bench at left plays organ, hand-bellows of which are pumped by horned, bearded, goat-legged, long-tailed devil at right, who stares across in lustful ecstasy at his partner; artist's monogram D— lower left in exergue; stamp HITL at lower right; raised rim.  

Reverse: rising from interlaced roots on ground-line, ornamental tree spreads curled, leafed branches across field; two singing birds on roots, left and right respectively, facing inward; another, wings spread, sings in topmost branches; blank tablet (for engraving) hangs from bough mid-center; raised rim.

Cf: Bernhart, Max.  1917.  Die Münchener Medaillenkunst der Gegenwart, pl. 5, no. 42, 42a.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, pp. 108, 109: no. 163 (also cover illustration obverse); nickel silver example (Neusilber).

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 355, 484 (ill): no. 1234; silver example listed.


Inscription HITL on obverse refers to Georg Hitl (1863 - 1923), owner of the Carl Poellath Mint in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria.  This mint produced  numerous medals, both cast and struck, for a number of German, and especially Bavarian, medallists.
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