Continuing the information about the section of patriotic jewelry, we are pleased to present
a small, but extremely interesting group of memorabilia related to the National Mourning 1861 and the period of black protest resulting from it! Especially that two days before our auction,
the 160th anniversary of April 1861 will be celebrated
To begin with, we would like to start with the Cross commemorating the events of February
25-27 and April 8, 1861.
This item is one of the quite rare and most characteristic monuments associated with these events.
Obverse: inscription 25/27 LUT/PAMIĄTKA/8 KWIET 1861
Reverse: a laurel twig with a crown of thorns and an inscription WARSZAWA
The next item is a unique patriotic cross made in agate with an overlay. Cross made in agate during the National Mourning period.
A centrally placed applique in the form of an anchor with the coat of arms of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Such a cross was illustrated in Kieniewiczowa’s work under number 95. In this state of preservation, we can confidently call it a museum class subject!
Another item is a patriotic tumor with an eagle overlay. Product most likely from Wielkopolska. A great rarity, worth recommending for collectors of national souvenirs!
We will close the whole thing with an excellent medal commemorating the fallen protesters.
A very rare type of medal, until recently on the market almost exclusively in later copies.
The specimen is clearly minted on a very thick (9mm) disc.
Excellent condition, without any blemishes in the field, with a clear gloss under the patina.
Medal by B. Podczaszyński and J.N Dargent, commemorating the fallen protesters of 1861.
Obverse: A cemetery with a female figure at the tomb and an inscription at the top:
A Z KRWI WASZEJ POWSTANIE MŚCICIEL TEJ ZIEMI
Reverse: In a wreath of thorns a horizontal inscription:
PAMIĘCI POLEGŁYCH I RANNYCH NA ULICACH WAR- SZAWY WSPÓŁBRACI A KU WIECZNEJ MORDERCÓW HAŃBIE
On a ribbon: 8.KWIETNIA 1861
We have not seen another such excellent copy yet, we also present its uniqueness in a video on our YouTube channel.
We invite you to watch and bid on items on https://rda.onebid.pl/pl/index