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LOT 214

Lot 214

Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913

Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913
Lot 214 Details
Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913

carved with presentation inscription to party leader Dr. György Nagy, flanked by wreath enclosed Hungarian coats of arms, and with nationalistic trophies centering the central panel a heavily embossed leather folio with a hand holding handcuffs and opening to columns of signatures
26 x 18.5 in — 66 x 47 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913
  • Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913
  • Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913
  • Hungarian Republican Party Presentation Panel, c.1913
Note:

To Dr. György Nagy The Hungarian Republican Party's Leader, To our most sanctified President as a mark of our highest esteem, (from) The Szabadka City's Republican Party.

Hungarian escape artist Harry Houdini was at the height of his career at this point and the hand with handcuffs may be a reference him, symbolising the country's struggle for more autonomy from the Austrian Empire.

Liberalism and Radicalism in Hungary

CONDITION DETAILS

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