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Badge

Badge

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, parcel gilt

  • Museum number:

    199-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A silver badge in the centre of which there is an enamelled shield of arms, supported on one side by a nude man holding a paddle, and on the other by a nude woman with her foot on an urn, from which water is flowing. Behind the former is an oak branch, and about the latter an olive branch, both of which are bound to a standard passing behing the shield and commemorated by a laurel wreath, and a cartouch having the letters R F on a blue enamel ground. A scroll at the bottom bears the following legend CONSEIL GENERAL DU RHONE.

Physical description

Badge, silver, parcel-gilt; in the centre is an enamelled shield of arms, supported on one side by a nude man holding a paddle, and on the other by a nude woman with her foot on an urn, from which water is flowing. Behind the former is an oak branch, and about the latter an olive branch, both of which are bound to a standard passing behing the shield and commemorated by a laurel wreath, and a cartouch having the letters R F on a blue enamel ground. A scroll at the bottom bears the following legend CONSEIL GENERAL DU RHONE.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Bottée, Louis-Alexandre, born 1852 - died 1941 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, parcel gilt

Dimensions

Length: 2.4375 in, Width: 1.5625 in

Object history note

Bought £2 15s 8d.

Descriptive line

Badge, Conseil général du Rhône, silver, parcel-gilt and enamelled, by Louise-Alexandre Bottée, French, 19th century, about 1895.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. pp.33

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Parcel gilt

Subjects depicted

Man; Laurel wreath; Olive branch; Cartouche; Woman; Urn; Shield

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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