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Certificate of merit - Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Merit

  • Object:

    Certificate of merit

  • Date:

    dated 1895 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eileen A. Brock

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Certificate of Merit, of landscape proportions, colour-printed, with
gilding. The certicate shows a female figure in classical dress
(probably Fame) with a sunburst behind her and holding a trumpet and
laurel wreaths. The central panel is surrounded with flowering
branches, a beehive, a ringing bell, books and a globe, and reads
"Certificate of Merit Presented to" and is inscribed "Amy Piercy for
Attendance and Conduct. Christmas/ 95".


dated 1895 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Marks and inscriptions

JOHN MARSHALL & CO ; (also see below)

Object history note


Awarded to the donor's mother, Amy Kate Grahame Piercy
(b.1882) who attended a school run by her elder sister
Henrietta Lucy Piercy (Hettie).

Descriptive line

Certificate of Merit; Anglo-Austrian, dated 1895

Production Note

English design, printed in Austria


Children & Childhood; Education & Learning


Museum of Childhood

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