A fine rare example of c1900 France advertising for a well known exhibition medal manufacture displaying cased examples of medals for A. Massonnet (Massonnet & Inc) of Paris France. A wonderful opportunity for a serious collector or Museum to add this exceptionally rare piece!
The inner identifying decal is loosely translated from French to mean;
Special Factory of medal paintings of all types of framing exhibitors Massonnet & Cie (A. Massonnet Successeur) Manufacture of Medals, 64, Rue du Faubourg-St-Denis, Paris
The case features a collection of cast medals (most appear in copper or pewter) with silver or gold gilding with one to 5 potentially pewter examples. These are all one sided castings made for advertising the Exhibition Medal services of Massonnet & Cie. The framed display looks to have been designed to be a two sided display based upon how the back was originally finished with a painted advertisement. This display is circa 1900. Some very minor greening to the edges of a few of the medals.
Display measures; 31" high, 27" wide and about 2 1/4" deep and shows some minor chipping areas in the painted frame. All measurements are approximate. This is a very heavy piece and the shipping weight will be right about 30 lbs.
The display features period examples of the following medals in what I believe are full sized single sided representations (width). I have not been able to identify all of the medals purposes.
1900 Universal Exposition, Paris France and the Olympic Games
1887 Hanoi Medal
1897 Belgium AE Medal Gilded international exposition
1888 Spain Universal exhibition of Barcelona
1896 Diplome d'honneur
1896 French Exhibition La Musique by Adolphe Rivet
1886 Science Arts Industrie France
1887 Havre World Maritime Exposition
1896 Rouen Exposition Nationale et Coloniale de Rousen
1895 Amsterdam World Exhibition
1888 Bruxelles Fisch A Grand Concours Int. Des Science
1898 Rochefort Grand Prix
1901 Brest Grand Prix
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This item condition is overall very good condition showing age appropriate wear.
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Tags: A. massonnet, Coins, Collectible medals, Exhibition medals, Mancave, Massonnet & cie, Noreturn, Used
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