Antonin (I) Pilar

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By John Dilworth

PILAR, Antonín (I) Born 1881 Alt Paka Czech Republic, Worked from 1909, died 1958 Berlin Germany. Apprenticed to Benjamin Patocka in Jicin. Worked for Cermak in Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg) 1899, and in Graz for Stowasser 1900, then to Berlin working for eight years with Möckel. Established independently in Berlin from 1909 at Bülowstrasse. Assisted by his sons Anton and Jaroslav from 1926. Fine work on Cremonese models. Excellent materials; extremely accurate and sympathetic workmanship. Antonius Pilar / fecit / Berolinensis 1927

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