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American Institute Award Medal

Robert Lovett

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1841 medal designed; 1859 issued
    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)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on reverse, in script [below "AWARDED TO"]: "Ostrander & Co. / for specimens of / American China. / 1859."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Robert Lovett (American, 1796-1874). American Institute Award Medal, 1841 medal designed; 1859 issued. Silver, Medal: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, 67.226. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 67.226_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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    American Institute Award Medal