Walpole Society gorget
Overall: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 12.1 x 0.6 cm )
Silver Weight with ribbon: 1 oz (troy) 18 dwt (59 g)
Cast silver gorget; slightly domed, crescent-shaped body with a raised rim and a wheel turned, geometric border along the rim; engraved in the center, "WALPOLE/ SOCIETY/ MCMIX" in roman letters around an oil lamp on two books; two holes punched in the upper corners; red rayon ribbon with a metal hook tied to one end, strung through the holes; engraved on the back, "HOLLIS FRENCH/ 1910/ RUSSELL H. KETTELL/ 1937/ IRVING S. OLDS/ 1952" in roman letters; makers' marks stamped on the back.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
engraved: in the center: "WALPOLE/ SOCIETY/ MCMIX" in roman letters
engraved: on the back: "HOLLIS FRENCH/ 1910/ RUSSELL H. KETTELL/ 1937/ IRVING S. OLDS/ 1952" in roman letters
stamped: on the back: "SHREVE CRUMP & LOW CO./ STERLING"
Hollis French (1868-1940); to Russell Hawes Kettell (1890-1958); to Irving Sands Olds (1887-1963), the donor.
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