This wonderfully engraved octagonal footed dish is by the renowed French medalist Pierre Turin. Made in 1956 to commemorate a 75th anniversary it depicts in high relief the winged figure of a female warrior holding a shield and laurel branch on one hand and a spear in the other with a village in the background. The words "PROVIDENTES PROVIDENTIA JUVAT MDCCCLXXX1 - MCMLVI" are printed around the edge
Length: 16cms - 6 1/4ins
Width: 16cms - 6 1/4ins
Weight: 452gms - 1lb 0oz
Pierre Turin (1891 -1968) was born in Sucy- en-Brie, France. he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Vernon, Patey and Coutan, who were well-known sculptors. From 1911 Turin exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais, and later also at the Salon of the Monnaie. In 1920 he won the Grand Prix de Rome and in 1925 he received a gold medal. Turin was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1936 and received the medal of honour at the Salon des Artistes Francais. He was a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique.
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