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DESIGN OF SHIPS FIGUREHEADS MEDAL

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The medal is enclosed in a box frame and covered with glass. It is suspended from a ribbon that is striped green, white and red. It is a Maltese cross and each arm is tipped with two gilt beads flanking a gilt fan-like motif. It is covered with dark red enamel outlined in gilt. In the center is a gilt medallion with a view of a coliseum containing faces with a distant view of the city, and is inscribed below. Suspended from the lower arm is a shaped plaque with words on a green enamel ground.

Category:
other metalwork
Object name:
DESIGN OF SHIPS FIGUREHEADS MEDAL
Made from:
Metal -- enamel --ribbon
Made in:
Bologna, Italy
Date made:
1932
Size:
7.9 × 5.4 cm (3 1/8 × 2 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.85
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
LABEL; INSCRIPTION below cross is cardboard label: Special Award on Merit for Outstanding Design of Ship Figureheads. Exhibition at Bologna, Italy, Awarded to Yacht Sea Cloud; on cross: LITTORALE BOLOGNA; on plaque: CROCE AL MERITO
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973