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Medal - Mond Nickel Company Medal
  • Mond Nickel Company Medal
    Metcalfe, Percy, born 1895 - died 1970
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Mond Nickel Company Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Metcalfe, Percy, born 1895 - died 1970 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Struck nickel

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the British Institute of Industrial Art

  • Museum number:

    A.51-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR13

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.

Physical description

Mond Nickel medal

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Metcalfe, Percy, born 1895 - died 1970 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Struck nickel

Object history note

Issued in connection with The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley.

Descriptive line

Medal, nickel, England (London), by Percy Metcalfe, 1925

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Trusted, Marjorie (ed.) The Making of Sculpture. The Materials and Techniques of European Sculpture. London. 2007. p.90. pl. 156.

Materials

Nickel

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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