Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.10691
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/16 in. ( 7.8 x 5.8 x 0.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right: "L. Bottee" Inscription: reverse, at lower left corner: "Lovis Bottee" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing draped allegorical female figure with distant view of city in background; date in upper right corner: "1906"; inscription in exergue: "SAN FRANCISCO." Reverse depicts allegorical scene in upper section with seated nude male, eagle, and American state symbols with world globe; inscription above: "OVVERTVRE dv CANAL/de PANAMA"; below image of the French exhibition pavilion with inscription: "EXPOSITION/UNIVelle INTERnale/SAN FRANCISCO/1915/Palais de la France"; in exergue: "COMITE FRANCAIS/DES EXPOSITIONS/A L'ETRANGER."
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Creative: Tronvig Group