Lot 3017: London 1908 Summer Olympics Commemorative Exposition Plaque
18th January 2018
Scarce commemorative plaquette issued for the Franco-British Exhibition, which was held in conjunction with the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Silvered bronze, 41 mm x 62 mm, 61 gm, by Louis Bottee. The front depicts an allegorical female figure with her finger pointed ahead and a cornucopia at her feet, with factories in the distance; the reverse depicts a tree, hammer and anvil, Rod of Asclepius, and a thistle, with text reading: "Comite Francais des Expositions a l'Etranger," inscribed along the bottom, "A M. Charles Berard, Attache d'Ambassade, Londres - 1908." Complete with its gorgeous black leather presentation case, gilt stamped on the cover: "Comite des Expositions a l'Etranger. Exposition Franco-Britannique de Londres, 1908."
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