French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

ROTY, Louis Oscar
Paris 1846 - Paris 1911

Charles Christofle (1805-1863), orfèvre (face), Cinquantenaire de la Maison Christofle, 1842-1892 (revers)
Charles Christofle (1805-1863), Silversmith (obverse), Fiftieth Anniversary of the Christofle Company, 1842-1892 (reverse)

1892
silvered bronze

plaquette
2 3/8 x 3 11/16
obverse:
left panel, center right: INDVS / TRIE
center panel, upper left: SCIENCE
center panel, upper right: APPLiQVE / ET VULGARISE
center panel, across bottom: CHARLES.CHRISTOFLE.1805-1863
center panel, under chair: Roty.
right panel, upper left: ART
reverse:
left panel, across bottom: ARGENTVRE
center panel: EN.MDCCCXLII. / CHARLES.CHRISTOFLE.CREE. / L'INDVSTRIE.DE.L'ORFEVRERIE. / ELECTRO.CHIMIQVE.ET.FONDE. / L'ETABLISSEMENT.RVE.DE.BONDY. / EN.MDCCCXCII. / PAVL.CHRISTOFLE.SON.FILS. / HENRI.BOVILHET.SON.NEVEV. / FERNAND DERIBES.SON.PETIT. / FILS.ANDRE.BOVILHET.SON. / PETIT.[N]EVEV.SES.SVCCESSEVRS. / CELE[B]RENT.LE.CINQVANTIE. / ME.[ANNI]VERSAIRE.DE.CET / TE.FONDATION. / 1842 1892
right panel, across bottom: ORFEVRERIE

Acc. No. : 2004.59.11.a, b
Credit Line : Eugene L. and Marie-Louise Garbaty Fund

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • Purchased by David and Constance Yates, New York
  • 2004, 1 June, Purchased by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Eugene L. and Marie-Louise Garbaty Fund

Bibliography

  • Site internet du musée, 7 août 2011
  • 2004 Luciano
    Eleonora Luciano, "Nineteenth-Century French Medals", Bulletin of National Gallery of Art, n. 32, Fall 2008, p. 23