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On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery

Mond Nickel Company Medal

Medal
1925 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In his recognisably Art Deco design Percy Metcalfe captures the driving spirit of modernity. By concentrating on simple geometric shapes he implies strength and vitality. The metal, nickel, was an innovative choice for a medal. However, it was widely used in other decorative arts and was, of course, appropriate for this commission.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Struck nickel
Brief Description
Medal, nickel, England (London), by Percy Metcalfe, 1925
Physical Description
Mond Nickel medal
Credit line
Transferred from the British Institute of Industrial Art
Object history
Issued in connection with The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley.
Summary
In his recognisably Art Deco design Percy Metcalfe captures the driving spirit of modernity. By concentrating on simple geometric shapes he implies strength and vitality. The metal, nickel, was an innovative choice for a medal. However, it was widely used in other decorative arts and was, of course, appropriate for this commission.
Bibliographic Reference
Trusted, Marjorie (ed.) The Making of Sculpture. The Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture. London. 2007. p.90. pl. 156.
Collection
Accession Number
A.51-1934

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record createdMay 4, 2005
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