Lot Archive

Lot

№ 668

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31 May 1995

Estimate: £40–£50

France, c.1850.Olivier de Serres, silver prize medal for the Comice Agricole de Vervins (Aisne), by H. de Longueil, bust of de Serres left, reverse wreath, un-named, 42mm; together with Scevole de Sainte Marthe [1623], copper medallet by J. Dassier, 27mm; Charles, Baron de Montesquieu, 1753, copper medal by J. Dassier, 58mm (BDM I, 511) [3].Very fine (£40-50)

The last medal was regarded by Forrer as “probably [Dassier’s] master-piece”