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American Institute Award Medal

Robert Lovett1841 medal designed; 1859 issued

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Circular medal with presentation box. Obverse: in relief, scene of female allegorical figure (Columbia) seated facing left, holding wreath and pole topped by pileus; flanked by eagle atop crest and cornucopia at right and spinning wheel and sheaves of wheat at left, sailing ship in background; text around edge, "AMERICAN INSTITUTE /NEW YORK." Reverse: register for inscription bordered by wreath of laurel leaves and "AWARDED TO." Presentation box: square hinged box covered in maroon-colored leather, lined inside with white satin on lid and blue velvet on box.Condition: good, tarnished.

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  • Title: American Institute Award Medal
  • Date Created: 1841 medal designed; 1859 issued
  • Location Created: USA
  • Type: Medals
  • Rights: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/93235/American_Institute_Award_Medal
  • Medium: Silver
  • Markings: no marks
  • Inscribed: Engraved on reverse, in script [below "AWARDED TO"]: "Ostrander & Co. /for specimens of /American China. /1859."
  • Dimensions: Medal: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm)Box: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in. (7 x 7 x 1.3 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Artist: Robert Lovett
  • Accession number: 67.226


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