James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse), ca. 1922, white metal/galvano/patinated, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.87

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Anthony de Francisci designed a medal to honor James Douglas, founder of the Phelps Dodge Corporation and twice president of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. The medal is awarded to acknowledge accomplishments in nonferrous metallurgy. This uniface artist’s sample represents the reverse of the true medal and shows two classical nudes tending a primitive furnace. Alchemist’s symbols of gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, and tin appear above the rondel.

Title
James Douglas Award for Achievement in Non-ferrous Metallurgy (reverse)
Artist
Date
ca. 1922
On View
Dimensions
8 in. (20.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
white metal/galvano/patinated
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
  • Figure group – male – nude
  • Occupation – industry – milling
Object Number
1966.51.87
Palette
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