March Militaria & Autograph Auction

Lot 218:


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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $160 - $320

Buyer's premium: 25%


Adolf Hitler bust promotional art photograph and order form. The 7.75 x 11.5 inch black-and-white photograph of the Hitler bust, has an attached order form, which can easily be removed at the perforation. The bust is advertised as made to order by the Art Foundry Mitteldeutsche Stahlwerke Abteilung Bildguss / H in Lauchhammer/ Saxony. The company advert states ‘Wherever interior design is concerned, there is a desire for a bust of the Führer that corresponds to the artistic sensibilities of our time and not only reflects the similarity but also the essence of our Führer. The well-known Professor Richard Klein, director of the State School for Applied Arts in Munich, created such an artistically high-quality work of art. The old German art foundry in Lauchhammer has acquired the model for the cast in bronze and iron, true to its good reputation for German castings, which has been established since 1784. This is a guarantee that artistic design is combined with high craftsmanship in dignified material processing and that the 37.5 cm high art work is a source of lasting pleasure.’ Very good.