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Ref: 6126

London, South Kensington International Exhibition 1862, Jurors prize medal, bronze, by LC Wyon for Pinches, obverse after Daniel Maclise, scarce

 

Obv: Britannia seated with lion, figues around present and examine industrial products

Rev: 1862 LONDINI HONORIS CAUSA within wreath

Edge: awarded R.W. KENNARD & Co. CLASS XXXI

Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 76mm

References: BHM 2747; E 1553; Allen SK-A001; DF 313.4

Notes: the Exhibition was intended as a tenth anniversary of the Great Exhibition (1851), but was delayed by the outbreak of war in Italy. On 1st May 1862 the Duke of Cambridge opened it on behalf of Queen Victoria (now in mourning after the recent death of Prince Albert). The Exhibition was held on what is now the site of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall (formerly all part of the 86-acre Kensington Gore estate, bought by the Royal Commissioners for the Exhibition). R W Kennard & Co were from Falkirk and this medal was awarded for their stoves. There is a portrait medal of R W Kennard (BHM 4126, WE 1681) for his foundation celebrating the 1893 jubilee of his foundation of the ‘Iron Hardware & Metal Tarders’ Pension Society’ in 1832.

Price £225

London, South Kensington International Exhibition 1862, Jurors prize medal

London, South Kensington International Exhibition 1862, Jurors prize medal

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