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#275792 - 12/18/12 08:17 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Dean Perdue]
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Loc: Media, PA
Dean,

Thanks for adding these two good examples, each one has a super eagle motif. The double-headed eagle plate is a beauty, just wonderful detail to the entire body. The artist didn't miss anything. The strong, circular border-designs really lock that central image in, they give the whole thing that feeling of a powerful warrior's shield. They just don't come much better than this ... wink

Eagle! Tirolean Eagle! ... is all I can make out of the lead-in to the saying on this fine wooden plate. Also lots of excellent detailing throughout the carving, love the way the banderole folds back on itself, great work there. The floral sprigs and Edelweiss blooms are classic too, all professionally carried out. The eagle must have initially been a nice bright, Tirolean red, a good while back. Sadly, someone must have hung this decorative piece in direct sunlight and over a long period of time. Normally the red pigments will tend to be the first to get bleached out by the sun's UV-rays. No matter, it's still a classic example of the distinctive red-raptor from the alps.

Man you've got a great eagle collection going there my friend, thanks for hooking us up with these extra nice patterns.

Best!

Bill

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#276213 - 12/26/12 05:54 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: WWII]
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 478
Loc: Austria
The first eagle is not an norembergia eagle. It is an austrian eagle. The eagle, that was used between WWI and WWII.

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#276231 - 12/27/12 11:12 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Wolf100]
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Dean, Wolf,

Could you gents please explain what's meant by the term "norimbergia" eagle? I'm really not sure myself? Was that one of the early double-headed German eagles, something to do with Albrecht Dürer, and is that the correct spelling of the term? I know some of the early Austrian national symbols depicted an eagle having a single head, like the second photo I'll attach. The first photo is what I mean by the Dürer-related piece and the third is another nice Austrian example. The eagle that I posted previously is the royal Kaiser's crown.

I find so many of these eagle designs appealing and it's also very interesting to know something about them. Hopefully we can add more examples and learn a bit more about them as we go...

Best!

Bill


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#276232 - 12/27/12 11:12 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: WWII]
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2/3


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#276233 - 12/27/12 11:13 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: WWII]
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#325229 - 12/27/16 01:22 PM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: WWII]
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 1180
Loc: Michigan U S A
A plate carving to add in hopes of getting some information.

Plate measures over 14" in diameter and I'd guess 2" deep.

I thought the outer edge motif appeared to be 23 swaztikas but others saw backwards seig runes.
I've seen this pattern before on a book. Any thoughts if this would be 3rd reich oriented?

Also any idea the type of wood and if the crest can be researched to find out who it belonged to?
Any good reference material that would help me get started?

Thanks for any input.

1)Plate


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#325230 - 12/27/16 01:23 PM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Dean Perdue]
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Registered: 05/20/08
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Loc: Michigan U S A
2)Crest


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#325231 - 12/27/16 01:24 PM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Dean Perdue]
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Loc: Michigan U S A
Reverse & side


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#325444 - 01/03/17 11:32 AM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Dean Perdue]
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Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 613
Loc: Scotland
What beautiful workmanship!
I hope this is not to far off-topic to be relevant but this is the Prussian Eagle that features on a Postal sword, probably end of 19th century. The detail is much better than I can capture with my camera.


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#325446 - 01/03/17 02:22 PM Re: Imperial Eagles ... [Re: Tristan]
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Registered: 08/22/01
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Absolutely beautiful wood carved bowl. The closest I can find for the carving is the Webster family crest. This would be out of the UK which is consistent with the lions.
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