The Mucha Collection is an exciting new series of six designs set for release from Anonymous Mint in 2017. Each of the designs recreates the brilliance of Alphonse Muchas imagery from the Art Nouveau movement, which was ran from 1890 to 1920. Mucha is widely regarded as the father of the Art Nouveau movement. Right now, 5 oz Antique Mucha Collection Laurel Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 6th design from the Mucha Collection created by Anonymous Mint.
- Limited mintage of only 500 rounds!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Series created by Julie Lindquist.
- Engravings by Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia.
- Inspired by artwork from Alphonse Mucha.
- Obverse includes a portrait image of Mucha.
- Reverse depicts the image of Laurel.
The 5 oz Antique Mucha Collection Laurel Silver Rounds listed here with JM Bullion have unique edge lettering bearing the individual serial number of the round. This number is reflected on the Certificate of Authenticity included in the purchase of your round. Further, these silver rounds have a brilliant antiquing added, which brings warmth and depth to the overall design.
Mucha was critical to the growth of art, and the development of the Art Nouveau movement. His posters and panels included intricate images of beautiful women, with no text included in any of the designs. His works were easily reproduced on posters and other advertisements, not only making them easier for the public to own but also for businesses to reproduce for various ad campaigns.
Laurel is one of two designs, together with Ivy, that were initially commissioned with Mucha by a popular dancer of the day known as Lygie. Both works were created in 1901, and Laurel would go on to enjoy wider circulation. Laurel first appeared in the interior of the Boutique Fourquet, and was later used on a calendar for a signage company by the name of Dewez.
On the reverse of the 5 oz Antique Laurel Silver Round youll find the left-profile portrait of Laurel. Her eyes are unique in a Mucha design, in that theyre set looking downward. Most of Muchas women figures were looking right at the viewer with a seductive or otherwise sultry gaze.
The obverse of all Mucha Collection Silver Rounds include a front-facing portrait of Mucha. Taken from an actual photograph of the Czech artist, his picture is surrounded by engravings of his name, years of birth and death, and the rounds weight, purity, and metal content.
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