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Deblaize, G(aston).

Small Commemorative Terracotta Monument designed by Gaston Deblaize: inscribed "Aisne" on the front and "Cette Borne Renferme Une Parcelle de Terre Sacree de France" on the back, 1914, and G. Deblaize on one side and on the other 1918 and depose.

France nd (late 1920s 5.5 h x 2.25 w x 1.25 d. Monument is soiled with minor chipping, small crack on bottom. Item is topped with a helmet and flippers, on bottom is inscribed Les Potio Lorrain tain Pres Verdun France (some of the lettering has worn away), adjacent is remnant of a seal. Sculptor Gaston Deblaize was deeply affected by his service in WWI, in 1927 he went to visit the Tunnel de Tavannes where most of this fellow soldiers died. He was saddened that no memorial had been placed there. Deblaize wanted to create 12 large monuments which would contain the soil from 12 battlefields of the western front: Aisne, Flanders, Lorraine, Marne, Somme, Verdun and Belgium Iser. He completed six between 1927 and 1932. The smaller monuments, like the one described above, also came with battlefield soil, a case and a certificate of authenticity. The “Aisne” monument only has the soil.


Book Id: 98-9273

Price: $125.00

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