Bailey & Co. Jewellers Japanese Embassy Medal
Designed and engraved by Robert Lovett, Jr (American, active about 1860)
Object Place: United States
Diameter and weight: 53 mm, 105.5 gm (2 1/16 in., 3.72 oz.)
Medium or Technique
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Obv: GEORGIUS WASHINGTON PRES. PRIM. RER. CONF. AMER. MDCCLXXXIX around a nude bust of George Washington facing right, signed LOVETT / PHILA. below the truncation of the shoulder; the whole surrounded by a raised rim with a plain cove.
Rev: TO THE (curved) / JAPANESE EMBASSY (curved) / FROM (curved) / BAILEY & CO. / JEWELLERS, (curved) / PHILADELPHIA. (curved) / 1860, enclosed within an oak wreath, the whole surrounded by a raised rim with a plain cove.
Acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at an antiques shop in Japan in 1946 or early 1947 during the Allied Occupation; to the MFA, 2005.
Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III