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Ny Carlsberg Brewery

French or German
Jules-Clément Chaplain (French, 1839–1909)


Overall: 70 x 50 x 3 mm (2 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze, plated with silver

Not On View





Rectangular medal commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the foundation of the Ny Carlsberg Brewery, by Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), in Copenhagen.

Obverse: Three-quarters length figure of a woman iwth sheaves of wheat at her base, wearing a square neck bodice and a cap over her long hair while holding a flag over her left shoulder and a short broad sword, pointed down, in her right; inscribed across top, below the figure, and at lower edge.

Reverse: A woman seated on a sack at proper left, holding some wheat in her left hand and slightly raising her right toward a woman standing at proper right who holds out a two-spouted jug; signed at proper right, marked above and inscribed at lower edge.


Obverse: Inscribed above "NY·CARLSBERG", below figure "LABOREMVS·PRO·PATRIA·", and at lower edge "[symbol] 1871·17·FEBRVAR 1896 [symbol]".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "J·C·CHAPLAIN/1895" and at lower edge "1817-1847-1871".


Obverse: On the lower margin mark.

Reverse: Mark in the center at the top.


By 1904, Carl Jacobsen; 1904, given by Carl Jacobsen to MFA. (Accession Date: Mary 19, 1904)

Credit Line

Gift of Carl Jacobsen