World Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 11th June 2014

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £150

FRANCE, Orphée, 1899, an Art Nouveau silver award medal by M.-A.-L. Coudray, head of Orpheus with lyre, rev. naked winged figure seated on tablet, holding quill and trumpet, violin and bow below, named (Bois-Colombes, 25 Juin 1905, Mr Defrance), 68mm (PBE 261; CGMP p.100; Classens 40; BM Acq. 1983-7, p.18, 28; Coll. R. Marx 463; The Medal 44, p.41; cf. DNW M8, 2247). About extremely fine £100-150

Footnote

Provenance: DNW Auction 46, 31 May 2000, lot 787