A Collection of Art Medals

Date of Auction: 31st May 1995

Sold for £140

Estimate: £80 - £100

France, c.1860/1880. France. Arouet De Voltaire (1694-1778), Repoussé (copper) by Maire, 110mm, with brass frame. Rare and extremely fine (£80-100)


Jean-Baptiste Maire (1787-1859) started to study at The Beaux-Arts in 1816 with Lemot. At his death his daughter gave to the Numismatic Department of Besançon Museum seven dies for repoussé work. (See Gazette Nunismatique (1897), F.Mazerolle, pp.289/298 and BDM III, p. 536).