Casa Victoria

Casa Victoria (Portugal) / c. 1907

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Design: A semicircular panel in the upper segment contains the image of a winged personage, dressed in a robe, who has selected a record from those scattered all around and holds it aloft. Judging from the laurel wreath he/she carries, symbolizing both victory and eternity, the symbol relates to pagan antiquity.

Balancing the other side of the design is a wind-up phonograph with a morning-glory horn, bearing the Casa Victoria nameplate.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca), but probably a customized design for a large department store. Label scan courtesy of collector Helmut Janisch of Germany.




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