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The Founding by Mme. Boucicaut of a Retiring Pension Fund for the Employees of the Bon Marché at Paris, 1886

Artist:
Medalist: Louis-Oscar Roty (French, Paris 1846–1911 Paris)
Date:
1886
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, cast
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 5/16 in. (59 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 1893
Accession Number:
93.10.19a, b
Not on view
Signature: Obverse: (right of head) L Roty

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) MARGVERITE. BOVCICAVT. NEE GVERIN

Reverse: (at top) LIBERALITAS; (below, on field) LES. EMPLOYEES. DV. / BON. MARCHE / A. LEVR. BIENFAITRICE / (short rule) / LE IV AOVT / M.D.CCC.LXXXVI / MARGVERITE / BOVCICAVT / FONDE. VNE. CAISSE. DE / RETRAITE. POVR. SES / EMPLOYES. ET. LA. DOTE / D'VN SOMME DE / CINQ. MILLIONS / DE FRANCS. PRIS. SVR / SA. FORTVNE / PERSONNELLE / (short rule); (on field, to right) AVRIL / M / DCCC / LXXXVII
Samuel P. Avery (until 1893; to MMA)
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