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Medal - Horticulture
  • Horticulture
    Dubois, Alphée, born 1831 - died 1905
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1894 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dubois, Alphée, born 1831 - died 1905 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Struck silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jack E. Ladevèze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roundel and its pair (A.25-2005) appear to have been specifically designed as decorative buttons by two artists more usually associated with commemorative medal design. They were probably part of a series depicting putti engaged in various activities. This roundel shows three naked and winged putti engaged in gardening. The central figure prunes a tree, while those either side of him are digging and using a watering can respectively. They are among growing plants. The image reflects the romantic, decorative style of the late 1800s in France, and of French medal design of the period.

Physical description

Uniface silver roundel with loop for attachment on reverse. Beaded edge.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1880-1894 (made)


Dubois, Alphée, born 1831 - died 1905 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Struck silver

Marks and inscriptions

Below exergue

On edge


Diameter: 27 mm

Object history note

Given together with A.18 to A.23 and A.25-2005, by J. Ladevèze.

Descriptive line

Medal, Horticulture, silver, by Alphée Dubois, French, 19th century, 1880-1894

Production Note

Reason for production: Decorative




Striking (metal-working)

Subjects depicted

Putti; Plants; Tree; Watering can


Children & Childhood; Coins & Medals; Gardens & Gardening; Personal accessories; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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