100317 | FRANCE. "L'agriculture" bronze Plaque.
100317 | FRANCE. Bronze Plaque. Issued 1904. "L'agriculture" (Farming) (70x44mm, 89.78 g, 12h). By L. Coudray.
Two men left, plowing field with yoke of oxen / Man left, harvesting field of grain with scythe. Edge: «hallmark» BRONZE.
Cf. Stack's Bowers 182, lot 2069. Mint State. Charming two-tone yellow-bronze matte surfaces; a hint of light rub on the high points. Scarce and highly attractive.
The pastoral scenes represented here, though from a rustic French standpoint, can easily be seen in turn-of-the-century America as well.
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