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    Rare German Award Plaque From
    1904 St. Louis World's Fair

    Rare German Award Plaque from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Cast high-relief bronze, rectangular, 76 mm x 114 mm, 358.7 gm. Obverse two female figures shaking hands, left wearing a liberty cap symbolic of the United States, right wearing a crown representing Germany. At bottom in exergue, ARTA ARTIS VINCULA. Name of designer PETER BREUER at right edge. Inscribed in rectangular tablet at top S.M. FELTON. Reverse architectural design, World's Fair scene showing the German Pavilion and Cascade Gardens. German inscription ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEUTSCHLANDS BETEILIGUNG AN DER WELTAUSSTELLUNG IN ST. LOUIS MCMIV ("In commemoration of the German participation in the World's Fair in St. Louis 1904"). Comes complete with original box bearing the coat of arms of the German Empire. Designed by famous German artist Peter Breuer (1856-1930) and cast using the "lost wax" process by Gladenbeck & Son, Berlin. Near-Mint, with just a hint of highpoint rub on the extremely high relief.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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