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6 March 2024

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The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals (Part I)

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№ 360


6 March 2024

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Sartorio, Antoine (French, 1885-1988); b. Menton, and Dalmas, Charles (1863-1938); b. Nice

FRANCE, Inauguration de la Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice, 1929, a plated bronze Art Déco medal by A. Sartorio after C.M. Dalmas, semi-robed female standing facing, two seahorses behind her to left, chased by two seagulls, rev. frontal elevation of the Palais, edge impressed bronze and cornucopia, 69mm, 116.56g. Extremely fine and toned, very rare; in original brown fitted case [this somewhat scuffed] £90-£120

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals.

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bt J. Lis

The Palais de la Méditerranée, 13-15 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, was constructed in 1927-8 and opened in January 1929. Post-War, the casino fell on troubled times due to mismanagement, following which the original structure was demolished in May 1990. Rebuilt early in the twenty-first century as a luxury hotel and restaurant complex, it is today known as the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.