Base Material: Bronze
Product Description: This Bronze Adolf Hitler Wall Plaque is a very impressive and desirable display object. It’s a nice size for display, measuring about 7 inches tall and 4-1/2 inches wide. This plaque is made of cast bronze, and depicts a bust of German leader Hitler in profile. The plaque shows nice detail and has a bold look. The obverse retains nearly all of the original black painted finish, with a few small scattered chips and very minimal scuffs. The reverse is semi-hollow, and shows the golden-brown color of the bronze. There is no evident artist name or foundry mark. The small wire hanger at the top of the reverse for hanging this plaque on a wall remains intact. This is a really nice example of a Bronze Adolf Hitler Wall Plaque, showing only normal slight age, and no damage. The condition rates as excellent plus.
Historical Description: Military, political, civil and paramilitary organizations during the Third Reich created a wide variety of non-portable awards, mostly in the form of award plaques and table medals, but also including decorative plates, various kinds of trophies, and usable gift items. These awards were generally presented in cases where a medal or award to be worn on the uniform would not be appropriate. Non-portable awards were given to winners of various types of sport contests, as well as to recognize distinguished service to military or civilian organizations, and even private companies. The table medals were typically originally awarded inside special custom fitted cases, similar to those used for some military awards. They could be made of metal, or in some cases porcelain, and were generally finely struck, and of high quality. The wall plaques were typically made of metal, often mounted to a wood base. They could feature Hitler, organizational emblems, or other military or patriotic themed decoration. There was a vast range of non-portable awards made and used during the Third Reich. Some were unique, custom works of art. There were also factories that issued catalogs filled with all kinds of different mass-produced items. After the war, most of these items that bore images of the swastika or Hitler were destroyed to comply with Allied denazification policy.
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