This large and impressive French medal is made of bronze and dates to the Art Deco period. Its theme is a guardian angel visiting a mother and baby. Maybe it was intended for a nursery or crib.
The bronze medal measures 2 ” (10cms) across and is 4mms thick. It weighs a very substantial 62.8 grams.
On the front is a wonderful raised image of the angel , beautifully sculpted in a very deco style. Beneath the angel is the mother and child. Around the edge are the words in Latin’ ANGELIS SUIS MADAVIT DE TE’ – The angel sent by you.
At the top is a ball ring and a bail for hanging. The back is plain with a small sign of use. Apart from that it is in excellent condition.
It is marked ‘bronze’ on the edge.
It is lovely in itself but is heavy enough to be used as a paper weight. This superb piece by an unknown but very talented artist will arrive in a gift box.
French Art Deco Large Bronze Angel Hanging Medal