DENT & Co, London 'Honoris Causa'


£ 495.00

Medal awarded to the Company at the 1862 London Exhibition.

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Large and impressive bronze medal by Leonard C Wyon, the main image of Britannia to the design of Daniel Maclise RA Des, awarded to E Dent and Co for their products shown in Class XV, British Division, 'Horological Instruments' at the  International Exhibition held in London in 1862. 7.7 cm (3 inches) diameter, weight 235 grams.

Dent & Co, then with shops at 61 Strand and 34 & 35 Royal Exchange, showed "chronometers, regulators, watches and every description of time-keepers"

This is one of two seemingly identical medals known to have been awarded to Dent for this same Class XV, the only difference being that the first name of Leonard Wyon (1826-1891), the great English engraver, is spelt out in full on the other medal - thus two completely different strikes.

Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), Irish born history, literary and portrait painter, student of the Royal Academy School and recipient of its highest award.

In good original condition, having been used for display purposes by the firm.