Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

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Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby The Devils Bank » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:07 pm

I believe these were given to "Elite" workers, after the opening of the "new Richskanzlei Building" 1938.

Blackened cast iron plaque with inscription:

"In memory of the completion of the Reich Chancellery - Erstanden March 1938 to today Berlin the ninth January 1939 ".

On the back:

Artist's signature "A. Breker" .

Foundry marks the Prussian mining and metallurgical AG Gliwice.

Size 26.5 x 13.5 cm.

These plaques were presented personally by Albert Speer, to the most deserving senior staff in the building.

This one has a large crack in the top left hand corner, and as you can see on the back, there has been a attempt to repair it :eek:

Made up with it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby Dave_Holden » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Love this Pete - very rare, where the hell do you find this stuff? I think these were awarded in a red catched case with the national eagle gold embossed on the front. Really fantastic Pete and you are correct on the foundry maker.

Beautiful Breker item - congratulations mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:12 pm

Well done Pete, quite a stand out piece mate :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby mloppkit » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 pm

I think the crack adds character, would not have been easy to break the piece, i love signs of age on period pieces,

Congratulations,
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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Yes Michael, me too.

The wear and tear on these pieces just adds to the character of them.

Did some body try to smash it? :-?

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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby EwanS » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:46 am

very nice , i agree with Dave have seen one with its etui :thumbsup:

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Re: Arno Breker Reichskanzlei Plaque.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:22 pm

Aye, I do believe it came in a Red Leather case, but god knows where my one went :-?

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