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John Pinches (Medallists)

International Exhibition : opened May 1st, MDCCCLXII.

London : Pinches, [1862]
Physical Description:
1 medal : white metal ; 41 mm in diameter.
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The London International Exhibition of 1862 opened in May, and was the first of a series of exhibitions following on from the success of the 1851 Great Exhibition. A new more permanent building was required, and Captain Fowke of the Royal Engineers was asked to design it. Although the Exhibition attracted as many visitors as in 1851, it was not considered a success. However, most of the criticism was directed at the building, which was described as the "ugliest building in London" and was demolished. Some of the materials were sold to the Alexandra Palace Company, and the remainder was blown up by the Royal Engineers.
Coincraft. The world's show : Coincraft's catalogue of Crystal Palace medals and tokens, 1851-1936, SK-B205
Brown, L. Catalogue of British historical medals, 1760-1960, 2742
White-metal medal designed by Pinches, for the opening of the London International Exhibition on May 1st, 1862. The medal front depicts the west front of the exhibition building; the reverse features an allegorical scene of two seated women, one holding the British flag and a laurel wreath, the other a flag inscribed “Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australasia,” with three sailing ships in the background. The reverse is also signed "Pinches, London."
Subject Terms:
Exhibitions -- England -- London.
International Exhibition (1862 : London, England)

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