British Historical Medals From the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £240

Estimate: £150 - £200

Mrs Waters’ Boarding School, 1816, a copper medal by W. Wyon after P. Rouw, 41mm; Thomason’s Metallic Vase, 1829, a white metal medal, 52mm; Turners’ Company, a silver-gilt award medal, unsigned [by J. Pinches], named (James E. Galliford, as the First Prize for Turning in Wood…1914…The Rt. Hon. Sir T. Vansittart Bowater, Lord Mayor), 73mm; Memorial Plaque, 1919, uniface bronze, by E. Carter-Preston, named (Samuel Hatten Field), 120mm; Sir John MacAlister, a cast bronze medal by Elinor Hallé, named (A.M.C. Field, Session 1933-34), 77mm (cf. DNW 53, 1242); George VI, Coronation and the Opening of the National Maritime Museum, 1937, a silver medal by Spink, 57mm (W & E 7800A.2; BHM 4363; E 2049; cf. DNW M11, 1426); Allied Victory, 1945, a bronze medal by A. Löwental, 63mm (Engstrom 12; BHM 4409; E 2070); together with other miscellaneous base metal medals (5) [12]. Very fine and better, some scarce; third and fifth in cases of issue £150-200


Provenance: Third DNW Auction 56, 11 December 2002, lot 702.

2nd Lt Samuel Hatten Field, 4th Bn South Lancs Regt, was killed in action on 31 July 1917 at the age of 20 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate. He was the son of Henry H. and Mrs Field, of Tattenhall, Cheshire