A Collection of Art Medals

Date of Auction: 31st May 1995


Estimate: £90 - £120

France, 1866. France. Napoleon III, "La Telegraphie Electrique", Æ medal by A.Bovy, 72mm (The written words fly around the world) (CGMP II, 210). Very rare, fine to very fine (£90-120)


Jean Francois Antoine Bovy (1795-1877) learned modelling and sculpture with Pradier and was naturalized a Frenchman in 1835. (See BDM I, p. 243).