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A beautifully made Shiebler silver medallion of the type known as the Etruscan or Homeric series. The medallion features a bust length rendering of a soldier wearing a crested helmet displaying a dog or wolf. The reverse of the piece is fully marked "W84/Shiebler/(wings mark)/Sterling/720". Shiebler and his company, in addition to their very fine general reputation, were especially noted for their medallion work inspired by the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The condition of the brooch is excellent, with no problems. Any streaks or apparent surface issues are due to tarnish.The diameter is 1 1/2".
NOTES: 1. I have intentionally not cleaned or polished the medallion as some collectors prefer to leave any built-up patina as is. I have shown photos with two different lighting conditions.
2. In 1875 George W. Shiebler (Baltimore 1846 - New York 1920) purchased the business of Coles & Reynolds, manufacturers of silver spoons and in 1876 began the activity under his own name.
3. Another example of the beautiful work that Shiebler did is shown as item #zs500 on this site.