A Collection of Medals and Tokens Relating to S.M.S. Emden, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £280

Estimate: £180 - £220

Medals, Karl von Müller, 1918, a large cast bronze medal by Lotte Benter, uniformed bust left, rev. cruiser steaming left, smoke issuing from a second vessel in background, rayed sun above, 107mm (Frankenhuis 958; Schulman LXIII, 1918; BDM –). Very fine and very rare; the only specimen of this medal traced by the cataloguer in commerce
£180-220

Footnote

Illustration reduced. Lotte Benter, later Benter-Bogdanoff, the Danish sculptress, was affiliated with Royal Copenhagen in the years before World War I. She modelled this portrait of Karl von Müller from life, while von Müller was interned at Noordwijk-am-Zee, Holland. While her porcelain is well known, her medallic work is very seldom met with in commerce