Lot Archive


№ 529


21 February 1996

Hammer Price:

Johann Ernst Perabo, uniface silvered bronze medal, signed in monogram, Perabo seated at piano, 64mm (Niggl 3476). Without significant wear, but heavily discoloured, rare (£15-20)

Perabo, Johann Ernst (1845–1920). German pianist and composer, born in Wiesbaden, died in Boston. Niggl suggests this rather unusual medal was struck in the USA, the style suggests he is probably correct. It may have been made to mark his death in 1920.