Lot 1042

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A most impressive, monumental hand-carved wooden statue of a Third Reich "political" eagle, 41" tall and 50" wide at the wings, mounted atop a 17 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 6" wooden base. The eagle faces left, with its wings folded vertically, and its talons clutch a wreath of oak leaves which enclose a stationary swastika. This eagle in nearly identical to the examples created by sculptor Kurt Schmid-Emen, who created such examples on an enormous scale for the German pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition and the National Socialist Party rally grounds at Nuremberg, among others. Experts we have questioned believe that this example may have served as a model or may have been a presentation piece created by Schmid-Emen himself. Reproductions of Schmid-Emen''s eagle became the standard for use in Nazi Party administrative and other official buildings, and at important party meetings. Unfortunately, the statue lacks any identifying markings. The wings were separated from the body at one time, probably intentionally to facilitate transport, and they have been professionally reattached. The area of the eagles eyes has been slightly indented from handling, but could be professionally restored. Note: This is a very large and heavy piece. Buyers should be prepared to make arrangements for shipping, with which we would be pleased to assist.

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February 19, 2017 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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$100 $499 $20
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$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
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