101258 | FRANCE. Lion & Lioness Art Deco bronze uniface Plaque.
101258 | FRANCE. Lion & Lioness Art Deco bronze uniface Plaque. Issued circa 1931. African animals series (80x47mm, 125.12 g). By M. Thénot in Paris.
Lion and lioness standing left among the weeds. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE; a few light marks on the bottom side.
Choice Mint State. Glossy bronze-brown surfaces.
Likely issued around the time of the French colonial expo—held in Paris from May–November 1931—this is from a series of ten plaques sculpted by Maurice René Thénot displaying animals from Africa. All are rather imposing and feature the very much en vogue use of Art Deco.
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