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Posted 2 years ago

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miKKoChris…
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In honor of all the beautiful and noble dogs who presented at Westminster this week… I post this beautiful old silvered bronze art medal(*), designed by Belgian medal artist René Pirart for the Club De Chien De Dames Bruxelles. Pictured are the Papillon (note "Butterfly" ears), the Griffon Bruxellois (center), and the Schipperke.

The Brussels Griffon/Griffon Bruxellois was very popular in late nineteenth century Belgium. Queen Marie Henriette was enchanted by the little lion-hearted dog, and she regularly attended the dog shows in Belgium. The Queen and her daughter also bred the Brussels Griffon, and helped bring the breed to international popularity.

I don't know the following: in what year the medal was designed, for how many years it was issued, and what purpose this particular medal served. Often one finds circular dog show medals that feature a show rank on the reverse. These were given as awards. On this medal, there is no writing on the reverse.

Pirart (1887 - after 1952) was a superb medalist. You can see one other of his works at the following site.

http://users.telenet.be/emanuel.vandorpe/artmedal/belg2.htm

For more on the BG/GB:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_Griffon

(* ) Strictly speaking, medals are supposed to be circular. This oblong medal might be called a plaquette.

Note: This is not sterling, but it is silvered.

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much, AR8Jason, for your kind appreciation!!! : )
  2. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I just LOVE this mikko..it's so beautiful!...:-)
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, mustangtony, inky, Bootson, walksoftly, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and birdie!!! : )

    Thank you very much, inky, for your very kind words!!! Yes, I have to admit that it is delightful. It's even nicer with the higher resolution photo, which I'll send you shortly. Do please take care, and best wishes for a splendid St. Valentine's Day to the Family Inky, and please, a little treat for Monty, too! : D

    Best wishes for a splendid St. Valentine's Day to ye all!!! : )
  4. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I hope you are having a wonderful Valentines Day too dear mikko!...;-)
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Greetings, dear inky! Yes, I had a very fine St. Valentine's Day, thank you! Many greetings, a visit, a beautifully wrapped box of gourmet brownies from Saks Fifth Avenue, a box of beautifully wrapped gourmet chocolate chip cookies from Saks Fifth Ave., and then today, a beautiful pink Fenton butterfly alighting on branch! I am quite spoiled rotten! : 0 Oh!

    I broke out in a grin over your last email! : D

    The little dog is a "Papillon" - "Butterfly" dog, so named for his ears.

    The middle dog - whom you referred to as a demon dog, or some such - is a lovely little friend, the Brussels Griffon. He's brave, but unless you're a rodent or villain, he's a sugar muffin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_Griffon

    The dog that reminded you of the German Shepherd in another Belgian dog, the Schipperke. He is a brave, bold, and strong companion!, somewhat similar to the German Sherherd (or spitz), but smaller and much more headstrong. Now, HE IS sometimes referred to as a "little black devil" - or "little black fox". Definitely not as easy to train as a GS, though I've no doubt you would train him perfectly in short order. : )

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schipperke



  6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much, toracat, for your kind appreciation!!! : )
  7. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Deservedly spoilt and what more could you want than a lovely box of chocolates..mmmmm! ...your art medal is a lovely and I thank for the image.... and yes! I would! have "little black devil" trained in no time, and as for "Butterfly" ears I did have a long haired Chiwawa with "butterfly ears just like this one too! she was the prettiest little thing I will have to find a photo and send it to you!...:-)
  8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you, thank you!!! for your very kind comments, inky. Oh, a Chiwa with 'Christmas tree' ears? Delightful! Thank you, I shall certainly look forward to seeing a picture of her! I saved onto my hard drive the delightful photo of your pet kangaroo eating grapes that she helped herself to from your refrigerator. Door wide open for all to see, as Tess feasted on the choice produce before her. 'No plate needed, thank you', Tess said to Mum, 'Floor is fine.' Flowers and friends of many animal species flourish in your home!....Take care, dear inky! : D
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Ahoy, there, mustangtony! Look what Scandi just discovered - it looks like the bird that serves as your avatar has been nominated by the Audubon Society for 'best costume design' of the year. He's got some stiff competition, so you might want to support him. : )

    https://secure3.convio.net/nasaud/site/SPageNavigator/AvianAwardsPage.html&s_src=AvAw13_wsp?JServSessionIdr004=z3jzqiikua.app341a
  10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, bratjdd! I'm so sorry - it looks like I overlooked you! Thank you very much for your ever-kind appreciation!!! : )
  11. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, nldionne and petey!!! : )
  12. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Kerry!!! : )
  13. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, NicoleJerelen and Pops52!!! : )
  14. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Dear M, What a beautiful piece!
  15. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Dear Tony, thank you very much for your appreciation and very kind words!!! This has to be one of my favorite possessions. : )
  16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 12 months ago
    Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Moonstonelover, Sean, and tom61375!!! : )
  17. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 months ago
    Thank you for your kind appreciation, sarahoff, aghcollect, and bratjdd!!! Merry Christmas!!!
  18. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 months ago
    Thank you for your kind appreciation, mikelv85 and tom61375!!! : )

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