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"
Established in 1910, the Walpole Society is dedicated to the appreciation and scholarship of American arts. Its initial membership included S.P. Avery, Edwin Atlee Barber, Francis H. Bigelow, H. Eugene Bolles, George Munson Curtis, Hollis French, Albert H. Pitkin, Charles Hitchcock Tyler, and Theodore S. Woolsey.
Hollis French (1868-1940); to Russell Hawes Kettell (1890-1958); to Irving Sands Olds (1887-1963), the donor.
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