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Ref: 5047

USA/Great Britain, International Fine Arts Council, Gold Medal of Honor, 10ct filled gold and bronze-gilt, awarded to artist Feliks Topolski 1955, by Julius Kilenyi, extremely rare

 

 

Obv: two young women carrying a book and a scroll advance left, INTERNATIONAL FINE-ARTS COUNCIL around, MEDAL OF HONOR below

 

Rev: a naked artist on a small hill draws a classical building in the distance, AWARDED FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS (engraved) TO FELIKS TOPOLSKI for GRAPHIC ARTS 1955

 

Edge: stamped BALFOUR 1/1010KGF

 

Condition: obverse extremely fine, reverse good very fine; Diameter: 51mm

 

References: -; Weight 75.5g

 

Notes: The medal is marked 1/1010KGF. This means that it is no less than ten percent 10ct gold by weight (approximately 8g). The gold part of the medal is the obverse. Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) was born in Warsaw and came to the United Kingdom in 1935. During the Second World War he was an official war artist and shortly before his death he was elected as a senior draughtsman at the Royal Academy. His son was the well-known Oxford and Olympic oarsman and coach, Dan Topolski. Feliks Topolski was also part of the rum bunch who made up HRH Prince Philip’s stag party in 1947...

 

 

Price £495

Feliks Topolski gold Medal of Honor 1955, International Fine Arts Council

Feliks Topolski gold Medal of Honor 1955, International Fine Arts Council

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