Item NMC/0403 - Paris International Exhibition medal

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NMC/0403

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Paris International Exhibition medal

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  • 1925 (Creation)

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Octagonal shaped medal. Draped, nude female. Inscribed obverse: "Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Paris 1925". The GSA won medals for metalwork and needlework in this exhibition.

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(1891-1968)

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Pierre Turin is widely considered the most accomplished Art Deco medalist. He was born in Sucy-en-Brie, France, in 1891 and died in 1968. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Vernon, Patey and Coutain. In 1920 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1936.

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Thought to be bronze. In original box.

Dimensions: 60 x 60 mm

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GB 1694 NMC/0403

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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