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Large, convex oval enamel sign 'Vice Consulado Del Uruguay'. A quite magnificent sign with a large, colourful coat of arms in the centre consisting of an oval which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the Sun of May, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation. The oval is surrounded by two a laurel branch on the left and a olive one on the right, representing honour and peace, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon. In the upper left quarter there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background. In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower right quarter holds an ox on a blue background, which is a symbol of abundance. This coat of arms was first adopted by law on the 19th March 1829. Measures 32

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Auction: November 2009 , Lot: 93
Sold for: £140
Large, Convex Oval Enamel Sign 'Vice Consulado Del