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Old 11-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #1486
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:40 AM   #1487
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #1488
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:59 AM   #1489
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thank you kind Sir.

what is that medal for ? (forgive me if i should know... i'm not up on all my decorations)
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:24 PM   #1490
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thank you kind Sir.

what is that medal for ? (forgive me if i should know... i'm not up on all my decorations)
It is a restrike by the Paris Mint of the 1906 medal to raise funds for the San Francisco earthquake. The artist is Louis Bottee. (Not Roty as I thought.) I collect medals from the Art Nouveau era...
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:48 PM   #1491
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It is a restrike by the Paris Mint of the 1906 medal to raise funds for the San Francisco earthquake. The artist is Louis Bottee. (Not Roty as I thought.) I collect medals from the Art Nouveau era...
ah, okay ! that explains the "sympathie" written on it... i thought that was rather suprising for a medal. i like art nouveau as well. have you seen mucha's stained glass windows in prague ?

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Old 11-21-2008, 03:24 PM   #1492
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #1493
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:39 PM   #1494
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ah, okay ! that explains the "sympathie" written on it... i thought that was rather suprising for a medal. i like art nouveau as well. have you seen mucha's stained glass windows in prague ?

Magnificent!
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:41 PM   #1495
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yes, mucha did some truly stunning work. if you like art nouveau i recommend you look him up, if you haven't already.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:47 PM   #1496
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yes, mucha did some truly stunning work. if you like art nouveau i recommend you look him up, if you haven't already.

The one thing I like about art nouveau medals is that they are affordable! Painting, original glasswork, yipes! But one can get a nice medal for 100-300 US dollars. And you can have an entire art show on a tabletop...
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:54 PM   #1497
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The one thing I like about art nouveau medals is that they are affordable! Painting, original glasswork, yipes! But one can get a nice medal for 100-300 US dollars. And you can have an entire art show on a tabletop...
oh, absolutely, i wouldn't say those windows are nearly as accessible to a collector. but worth the trip, to see them in person... even if you can't take them home with you.
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ah, okay ! that explains the "sympathie" written on it... i thought that was rather suprising for a medal. i like art nouveau as well. have you seen mucha's stained glass windows in prague ?

Oh. My.

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