French Historical Medals in Silver, from the Collection formed by James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £150

Estimate: £120 - £150

Cercle de l’Aviron de Lyon, Fondée 1860, a silver award medal by A. Richard, named (H. Daclin), 48mm; Les Pêcheurs, a silver-gilt award medal by A. Lavée for A. Desaide, named (Hommage du S.P.L.H., à Mr Raoul Savary, son Président Fondateur, 1905), 46mm; Fédération Française des Saintes d’Aviron, a silver award plaque by J.-P. Aubé, named (offert par Mr A. Glandaz, Coupe de France, 1907, Mr J. Malafosse), 70 x 50mm; Pavillon de Nautique, Nogent-sur-Marne, a silver Art Déco award medal by L. Gibert, named (Mr Lucien Gibert, Sculpteur, Juillet 1934), 50mm [4]. First extremely fine and toned, others very fine, last scarce and the artist’s own medal


Third only illustrated. Lucien Gibert (1904-88), medallist and sculptor from St Étienne, famous for his Art Déco work and a considerable figure in the world of French 20th century sculpture