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Bronze Medallion with Bust of George Washington

Auction:
2482
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$1,659$1,400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Medallion with Bust of George Washington, attributed to Benjamin Du Vivier, Paris, c. 1786, the legend reads: "GEORGIO WASHINGTON SUPREMO DUCI EXERCITUUM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS" over profile bust of George Washington facing right, over the inscription "COMITA AMERICANA" (American Congress), dia. 2 5/8 in., mounted in a circular molded wooden frame.
Estimate $800-1,200

The medallion has four small holes on the edges where it was likely mounted onto a different base. It is taped on the back to a brass ring and held in place with nails into the frame,

Keywords

George Washington, WASHINGTON SUPREMO, Paris, American Congress, Benjamin Du Vivier

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