Exhibition series "Exhibit of the Month"

Event duration:
from 05 to 31 March 2018

The series of one-showpiece exhibitions is an other way to present the extensive collection of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, which includes around 16 000 depositary items. This way of demonstrating an art piece allows specialists, its author and guests to look at it out of the context of a themed exhibition.

Königsberg Oberburgernaster Award. 1939
Königsberg, Germany
Pressed amber

The plaque (commemorative medal) is made of pressed amber, it has the form of an escutcheon. There is a relief image of the Königsberg historical coat of arms in the shape of an eagle and emblems of three city parts of Königsberg: Altstadt, Löbenicht and Kneiphof on the front side of the plaque.

The work is placed in an authentic case made of natural leather and which has a stamp with the logotype of the State Amber Manufactory that is considered as the main proof of the item's identity. The amber manufactory emblem is an oval with the Prussian eagle in the center of it, an abbreviation SBM (Staatliche Bernsteinmanufaktur) and an emblem of the mining industry in the shape of hammer and pick-axe.

The plaque was made at the State Amber Manufactory in Königsberg in the 1930s, it was in the production group "Sports and Honourable Awards", which was one of the numerous categories of items. Use of amber in sports and honourable awards in the 1930s during the preparation for the Olympic Games 1936 in Berlin, without doubt, raised its profile, as amber was in the same row with gold and silver, that were usually used in awards making.

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