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Allegory of the French Republic

Enameler:
Alfred-Bernard Meyer (French, Paris 1832–1904 Paris)
Date:
1892
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7 15/16 in. (20.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.178.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
From a set (1993.178.1–.3) commemorating the victory of France over Prussia at the Battle of Valmy, September 20, 1792.
Signature: In black at bottom left: A Meyer.1892.

Inscription: In gold around the edge: REPUBLIC/FRANÇOISE 1792
[ sale, Christie's, New York , June 2, 1993, lot 180; sold as a set to MMA ]
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