Great Exhibition, Universal Society for the Encouragement for the Encouragement of Arts and Industry
Great Exhibition, Universal Society for the Encouragement for the Encouragement of Arts and Industry, silver gilt medal, 1856, by Desaide Roquelay, Londinia standing amongst symbols of Art and Industry, St. Paul\'s, the Mansion House and the Crystal Palace in the background, rev. a wreath of oak, Awarded/ to /Messrs. J. Thornton & Son/ Birmingham/ London 29th Febry 1856, 64 mm, (Allen 84/DO 15), contained in red leather Wyon case. Extremely fine, rare. £375.00
Messrs. J. Thornton & Sons, Birmingham were listed in the Great Exhibition catalogue in Class V. They were manufacturers, specialising in heavy engineering, often related to the railways.