Gorgeous Vintage Constante Rossi Argentine Art MedalGorgeous Vintage Constante Rossi Argentine Art MedalGorgeous Vintage Constante Rossi Argentine Art MedalGorgeous Vintage Constante Rossi Argentine Art Medal

This beautiful vintage medal is by master Argentine engraver Constante Rossi, and features wonderful details with a somewhat regal 9 karat gold-plated finish.

While most early 20th century Argentine placards and medals followed a strict European model, Rossi's are often informed by a distinctly Art Nouveau aesthetic.

Medal-making is widely regarded as highly important form of artistic expression in Argentina.

The front of this medal depicts an extraordinary scene which includes a divine Art Nouveau angelic figure with languid, outspread wings.

The image is based on a work by famed Argentine sculptor, Luis Perlotti, whose signature can be seen at the base of the scene.

You can see a boat sailing on wavy seas behind the angel.

The scene is rendered in exquisite detail; a rich time-enhanced patina gives the carving a sensational sense of depth and dimension.

The obverse side of the medal features a large blank cartouche which is surmounted the emblem of the Argentine Marines which includes grasping hands amid a border of oak laurel.

An inscription in Spanish can be seen along the top of edge of the obverse-side of the medal; it reads "Premio Ministro De Marina".

This translates as the Minister of the Marine's Prize.

A bale with a small loop at the top of the medal will give the buyer a number of options for wearing and displaying the piece.

As you can see, the medal shows a fair amount of darkening as well as some light surface scratches.

However, it remains in good vintage condition overall.

This will make a truly unique addition to your collection.

Measurements: Medal is 1 3/16" in diameter and 1 9/16" tall (with loop) Weight: 11.7 grams (0.41 oz)

Item ID: 7059

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Gorgeous Vintage Constante Rossi Argentine Art Medal

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