World Art Medals from the Collection of Dr Stephen Martin

Date of Auction: 17th December 2007

Sold for £45

Estimate: £40 - £60

Belgium, Opening of the Kruisschanssluis [Van Cauwelaertsluis], Antwerp, 1928, a bronze medal by A. Dupon for Fonson, Mercury kneeling by the water’s edge, affixing wings to his feet, rev. aerial view of the lock and gates, biplane at top, 90mm. Fine to very fine, rare (£40-60)


Arthur Dupon, sculptor and son of the medallist Josuë Dupon (1864-1935); his medallic work, which mostly spans the period 1950-70, is infrequently met with. The Kruisschanssluis, 270 metres in length and 35 metres wide, was opened by King Albert and Queen Elisabeth on 31 August 1928