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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1921 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hoff, G. Rayner (medallists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver plated bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by George Swift Esq.

  • Museum number:

    A.9-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver plated bronze medal was made by George Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) in 1921. It was commissioned by the National Federation of Fruit and Potato Trades Associations. Hoff trained in Britain, but went to Australia as a young man in 1923, where he had been appointed director of sculpture and drawing at the East Sydney Technical College. He became head of the art department in 1933. His war memorials in Australia are especially noteworthy.

Physical description

Obv., three figures, a man digging, a woman sowing seed and a woman picking apples. Rev., an inscription within a wreath of fruit and vegetables.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1921 (made)

Artist/maker

Hoff, G. Rayner (medallists)

Materials and Techniques

Silver plated bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"FOR VALUABLE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE INDUSTRY," "G. RAYNER HOFF. 1921," "MCMXXII"
obv.

"THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FRUIT AND POTATO TRADES ASSOCIATIONS," "UNITY IS STRENGTH"
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 57 mm

Descriptive line

Medal made for the National Federation of Fruit and Potato Trades Associations. English; by Rayner Hoff, 1921.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Vegetables; Man; Fruit; Woman

Categories

Medallions; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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