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Antique WW1 Journée Du Poilu Brooch by Lalique

$650.00

Antique WW1 Journée Du Poilu Brooch by Lalique

$650.00


Description

DATE: WW1, c.1915

An incredible antique silver Maltese Cross brooch with engraving by René Jules Lalique. It's crafted in the Art Nouveau style, and depicts a man holing a giant eagle by the throat. It was made to commemorate the first Journée du Poilu (or day of the infantryman).

‘Poilu’, or ‘shaggy one’, was the nickname for the ordinary French infantryman, equivalent to the British ‘Tommy’. In December 1915 the French Government sanctioned the establishment of a National Day to honour,support and raise funds of the common French soldiers. The craftsmanship is truly exceptional, as we would expect from Lalique.

MEASUREMENTS 

3.5 x 3.5cm

WEIGHT 

12.2g

MARKS 

Signed LALIQUE

CONDITION 

Very good

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