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6 March 2024

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The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals (Part I)

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№ 349


6 March 2024

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Roiné, Jules-Édouard (French, 1857-1916); b. Nantes, emigrated to the United States of America 1881, returned to France 1894, back to United States of America 1903, back to France 1913, and Besnard, Paul-Albert (French, 1849-1934)

FRANCE, Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900, a silver plaque by J.-E. Roiné after P.-A. Besnard for the Société des Amis de la Médaille française, La France welcoming and crowning Genius of the Old and New Worlds, rev. city view of Paris from the Pont Alexandre III to the Eiffel Tower, edge stamped 12 argent, cornucopia and foundry mark of the SAMF, 69 x 55mm, 111.99g (Maier 6; Coll. R. Marx 97; PBE 829; Baxter 98; BDM V, 196; ANS Exh. Cat. 1910, p.263, 9; cf. MDC 10, 811; cf. BSJ 52, 469; cf. DNW 66, 1391). Very fine, rare £600-£800

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals.

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Edition of 112 in silver. For the obverse the medallist copied a sketch by Paul-Albert Besnard that had been submitted, and was shortlisted, for the prize diploma for the 1900 Expo.