J. Gordon Bennett Aeronautical Cup Plaquette

Title:
J. Gordon Bennett Aeronautical Cup Plaquette
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Gold
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 8.4 x 6.6 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Gold struck uniface plaquette with rounded upper edge; depicts elaborate aeronautical trophy comprised of draped low pedestal with dirigible emerging from clouds interspersed with laurel branches; flying winged female figure of Fame holding burning torch at upper left; inscription above: "COUPE AERONAUTIQUE/J. GORDON BENNETT"; inscription engraved in exergue: "Allan R. Hawley/America II . 17 October 1910/1884 Ktres en 44 heures 25."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Allan R. Hawley
Object Number: 
1935.83
Marks: 
Inscription: at lower right of field: "A. AUCOCorfevre" Stamp: in exergue, at lower left corner: diamond-shaped hallmark
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group