Lot Archive


№ 661


8 December 1994

Estimate: £50–£80

France, (1879). “Phares et Balises” an unusual bronze medallion by Degeorge, female figure standing on a globe and holding aloft a lamp, gallia praelvcente tvta navtis littora, reverse coastal scene with a lighthouse in the centre, 75mm (PBE 344; MFC pl.I; GGMP III, p.123). About extremely fine and rare

Charles-Jean-Marie Degeorge (1837-1888), sculptor and medallist. Grand Prix de Rome 1866. Forrer describes his medals as among “the best of the modern masters”. This medal, issued by the Ministry of Public Works, honours the work of the French state in promoting safety in French coastal waters