FRENCH WORLD WAR I
A photogravure, hand-finished, studio portrait photograph
Born Confolens, Charente 25th Oct 1891
Enlisted Angouleme Class of 1911 Matricule No.1100
Soldier 2n Class 107e Regiment of Infantry
Killed feu de l’ennemi (enemy fire) Chalons-en-Champagne (Marne) 27th September 1914
On paper 35 x 27 cm
With copies of soldiers service records.
Born 21 May 1890 at Chapeuil, Dordogne.
Enlisted Perigueux 1910 2e régiment Zouaves
Served in Algeria and Morocco 1911-1913
Wounded august 1914 “Shot in the left hip”
Killed fighting for France 15 June 1915 Tracy-le-Mont, Quennevières, Oise
The four regiments of Zouaves in the French Army in 1914, while dressed in traditional North African style uniforms, were composed entirely of native Frenchmen rather than Colonials. The uniform was composed of a vest (sedria), which was worn underneath the short waste jacket (tombo), atop a pair of triple width baggy trousers (saroul). A 13-foot-long sash was wrapped around the waste over the vest and trousers and was intended to provide additional lower back support while on the march. The entire affair was topped off with a soft red cap with blue tassel (chechia)
During the 1915 the 2 nd zouaves occuiped the area of Quennevières and Bois Saint-Mard. The fighting from June 6 to 16 was fierce. The regiment was relieved on July 8, 1915 having lost in the triangle formed by Tracy-le-Mont, wood Saint-Mard and Quennevières a thousand men and 1,500 wounded.
WW.I period Photogravure, hand-coloured, studio portrait photograph
Size 42 x 32 cms with copies of service records.
Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567-1625), the capture of Grave and previous successes at Breda, Lingen and Meurs,
Cast bronze medal, 1602, by Conrad Bloc,
with full signature, armoured bust right, wearing ruff collar, MAVRITIVS PR AVR CO NASS …, rev., young orange tree grows from an old stump, TANDEM FIT SVRCVLVS ARBOR, 40.5mm (MI 180/181; Eim 75; vL I, 553).
Good very fine with pleasant brown patina.
Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals
Charles VI on horseback, with a view of Vienna
(born Oct. 1, 1685, Vienna, Austria—died Oct. 20, 1740, Vienna), Holy Roman emperor from 1711 and, as Charles III, archduke of Austria and king of Hungary. … From 1704 to 1711 he attempted to impose his rule but succeeded only in Catalonia
Engraver Johann Conrad Reiff (d.1726)
49 x 39 cm inc margin
John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1596 -1660), German prince of the House of Ascania. He was ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 1618 to 1660.
Artist: Martin Bernigeroth (1670 Rammelburg; – 1733 Leipzig)
Size 35 x 23 cms
Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
Médaille Militaire & Croix de Guerre
As Awarded to
Charles Marc DARTOIS
Born 1881 Savigny, Vosges
Enlisted Épinal Class 1901
Corporal 160e & 146e régiments d’infanterie
Wounded at Chicourt August 1914 Battle of Lorrain
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 19 June 1922
With copies of some service records
Louis XIV , Consilio Nil Nisi attributed to Nicholas Briot, laureate bust right, verso the escutcheon of France, surrounded by the chain of the Order of St Michael and the chain of the Order of the Holy Spirit. The legend is CONSILIO NIL NISI (He undertakes nothing without thoughtfulness). Issued 1617
Condition: worn and pierced, rare version
Nicholas Briot (about 1579–1646) was an innovative French coin engraver, medallist and mechanical engineer, who emigrated to England and became chief engraver to the Royal Mint in 1633 and is credited with the invention of the coining-press.
The Peace of Breda, Dutch lead or pewter medal, 1667, unsigned, Peace, helped by a cherub, sets fire to a pile of military trophies, BELLO AB ANGLIS ILLATO …, rev., an aerial panoramic view of Breda, BREDA BELLONÆ SEDES …, 87mm (MI 530/178, not recorded in lead; vL II, 534).
Piercing at top, very fine.
Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals Ref.460
Scottish soldier and politician. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-general in the British Army, was noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars, and served as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland..
Artist: by H.D.Cook after John Hoppner R.A. 1758-1810
Size 28 x 22cm full margin and plate mark