THE DYING LION OF LUCERNE CARVED WALL PLAQUE #1021293
1021293

THE DYING LION OF LUCERNE CARVED WALL PLAQUE #1021293

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THE DYING LION OF LUCERNE CARVED WALL PLAQUE #1021293



A "MUST HAVE" FOR THE COLLECTOR OF HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA!



A MAGNIFICENTLY CARVED PLAQUE DEPICTING "THE DYING LION OF LUCERNE" WHICH MARK TWAIN DESCRIBED AS "THE SADDEST AND MOST MOVING PIECE OF ROCK IN THE WORLD". THE LION MONUMENT IS SWITZERLAND'S OLDEST MEMORIAL MONUMENT CARVED IN 1821 OUT OF ROCK CLIFF TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROIC DEATH OF THE SWISS MERCENARIES AT THE TUILLERIES IN 1792. IT REMEMBERS THE SWISS PALACE GUARD DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION IN WHICH 850 SWISS SOLDIERS WERE MERCILESSLY KILLED. THIS 11.5" LONG WOOD CARVING IS BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED AND ACCURATE TO THE ORIGINAL. CONDITION IS EXCELLENT. CARVED ON THE TOP OF THE PLAQUE IS: HELVETIORUM FIDEIAC VERTUTI--LOYALTY AND BRAVERY OF THE SWISS. THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE OF WORK WOULD PLEASE ANY MAN'S OFFICE OR HOME. WE ARE WELL EXPERIENCED IN PACKING/SHIPPING WORLDWIDE, WHICH IS NOT EXPENSIVE FROM MONTREAL, CANADA.



 


Reference
#: 003

Condition:EXCELLENT
Year:CIRCA 1930
Country:SWITZERLAND

Height:9
Depth:1.5
Width:11.5
Weight:2
Title:THE DYING LION OF LUCERNE CARVED WALL PLAQUE

Materials:WOOD

Location:MONTREAL, CANADA