British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £480

Estimate: £200 - £300

Horticultural Society of London, Banks Medal, 1820, a silver award by W. Wyon, named (Presented to Mr Patrick Flanagan for his Exhibitions of Fruits in 1820), 38mm (BHM 1041; E 1138; D & W 137/281; MJP p.154); Foundation Medal (Est. 1804), a silver medal by G.F. Pidgeon after R. Batty for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, named (Presented to Mr Patrick Flanagan F.H.S., November 8th 1821), 68mm (D & W 155/422; E 955); Knight Medal, 1836, a silver award by W. Wyon, named (To Mr P. Flanagan for Melons, July 11th 1838), 44mm (BHM 1705; E 1290; D & W 137/282; MJP p.156) [3]. All bright from prior cleaning and with associated surface marks, otherwise very fine and an early botanical group, Foundation Medal very rare; this in original red case of issue, lid inscribed ‘society’s large 1821 Silver Medal, London’ £200-300


Second medal only illustrated. Patrick Flanagan, head gardener to Sir Thomas Hare, Stowe Hall, Downham Market, Norfolk