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Thought I'd share this with anyone else who likes quirky Third Reich functional Art pieces. This item was straight from Germany to the Max show and I think it is a very nice fruit bowl award. Each of the three eagles has the little base attached seperately to the eagles and the eagles themselves are attched to the bowl with pins. A very heavy piece and a lot of work has gone into this one, the bowl is quarter-inch thick bronze, hand beaten into a bowl, the eagles are a very detailed and distinctive hand-cast bronze and holes drilled into the bowl for the attachment pins. The bowl is engraved with a dedication regarding "Kraftfahr in November 1939" and the piece is also maker-marked by F.v.M, also nice patina as well as would be expected for a bronze piece this old.

 

Cheers Phil

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Hi, Bart, Jim, John, Thanks for the positive comments, yes, the eagles are very unusual so I thought I might be the only one who liked it, I'm glad you guys like it too, I guess the eagles are shaped this way as they are acting as the bowls legs, here are a couple more shots and I will try to work out the full engraved inscription, Cheers.

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Thanks again guys, I really appreciate your positive comments abaout such an unusual piece.

 

The inscription says: "DAS OFFIZIERKORPS DER KRAFTFAHR ERSATZ-ABTEILUNG 7 IHREM KOMMANDEUR ZUM NOVEMBER 1939"

 

or roughly translated as "THE OFFICER CORPS OF AUTOMOTIVE SPARE DIVISION 7 COMMANDER TO YOU  November 1939",

 

Cheers,

Phil

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