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Japan-British Exhibition, 1910

British (Birmingham)
early 20th century
Publisher Vaughtons Limited (British (Birmingham))


Place of Manufacture: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 51 mm (2 in.)

Accession Number

14.854

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal commemorating the Japan-British Exhibition held in London, in 1910.

Obverse: Pair of women standing at center; woman at proper left in european armor and woman at proper right in Asian costume and unveiling an Asian setting at proper right; inscribed above “JAPAN-BRITISH EXHIBITION·LONDON·1910”, below “R*563712/VAUGHTONS LTD F.GB.”, and in exergue “SHEPHERDS.BUSH”.

Reverse: Man in European armor standing at proper left and a man in Asian armor standing at proper right, both supporting a central wreath with a cityscape in its center; inscribed above on banderola “COMMERCE PEACE”, at proper left “&n R[ ]563712”, at proper right “VAUGHTONS BIRM”, and below “SILVER MEDAL”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "JAPAN-BRITISH EXHIBITION·LONDON·1910", below "R*563712/VAUGHTONS LTD F.GB.", and in exergue "SHEPHERDS.BUSH".

Reverse: Inscribed above on banderola "COMMERCE PEACE", at proper left "&n R[ ]563712", at proper right "VAUGHTONS BIRM", and below "SILVER MEDAL".

Provenance

By 1914, Mr. Tomita-Kojura; 1914, gift of Mr. Tomita-Kojiro to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 10, 1914)

Credit Line

Gift of Tomita-Kojiro