Pierre-Joseph LORTHIOR (1733-1805)  - Medallion of Marie-Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France
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Pierre-Joseph LORTHIOR (1733-1805) Medallion of Marie-Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France

€2,300.00

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The pewter cast iron of Pierre-Joseph LORTHIOR representing Queen Marie-Antoinette as she sits on her throne, holding the scepter in her right hand. An angel on a cloud presents to her a card with the combined badges of French and Austrian houses on it, this card is born of love. Registered «MARIE-ANTOINETTE D'AUTRICHE REINE DE FRANCE 1774», and signed «LORTHIOR IN. AND SC».

A handwritten inscription on the back tells us the date on which this medal was engraved: «September 26 or November of the year 1781 by Sieur Lorthior, engraver of the King's medals, who engraved the edge on steel and sold it... ».

Pierre-Joseph LORTHIOR (1733-1805)  - Medallion of Marie-Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France
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Characteristics

  • Year: 1781
  • Origin: France
  • Sculptor: Pierre-Joseph LORTHIOR
  • Material or technique: Tin
  • Diameter: 11.5 cm

Bibliography

P. Lorthior, engraver of the king's medals, born in Lille in 1733 and his work, Ed Van Hende, Lille, Impr. L. Danel, 1898, see pl. IV n°17 - TN pl. XXI bis

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