Augustus Saint-Gaudens Plaquette

Augustus Saint-Gaudens Plaquette
Augustus Saint-Gaudens Plaquette
Title
Augustus Saint-Gaudens Plaquette
Date 
1937
Medium 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 3 x 2 1/4 x 9/16 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 x 1.4 cm ) Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1/4 in. ( 6.3 x 4.6 x 0.7 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing clothed bust of Saint-Gaudens facing left with inscription above: "AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS/STATUAIRE AETATISLVI." Reverse contains inscription: "IN.HONOR.../OF.AN.AMERICAN/SCVLPTOR.../AVGVSTVS SAINT/GAVDENS.../SCVLPTORS.DINNER.OF.THE/MEDALLIC.ART.COMPANY.N.Y/APRIL.IX.MCMXXXVII." Medal is inset into burgundy red cardboard box.
Object Number 
INV.4624
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "MCM JF[in circle]XXXIV" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: reverse, scratched at top center: "S.T. SHAW" Inscription: inside cover, in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK" Inscription: inside cover, in pencil: "Samuel T. Shaw/Memorial/Collection/1946"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group