SOLD! for $413.00.
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After Jorg Sigman (Germany, 1527-1601), classical style bronzed plaster bas relief parade shield, decorated with scenes from Roman mythology and centered by a mask of Medusa's head. The center has raised lettering: "Georgius Sigman Aurifex Perfecit Anno Domani MDLII" along with other Latin inscriptions. 24" diameter. This shield, possibly made by the Caproni Brothers of Boston, is a copy of the famous bronze shield made in 1552 by German goldsmith Jorg Sigman, a master decorator of arms and armor. (The original is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London). The Caproni firm specialized in reproductions of Greco-Roman architecture and other classical objects in the early 20th century. Provenance: private Nashville collection, obtained by the consignor from the late Sidney Hirsch (1883-1962), playwright and member of the Fugitive Poets. CONDITION: Very good condition with light scattered wear, most noticeably to mask; some scattered small chips to edges (largest is 1/4", others are minute).