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Item 3001 - Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle Jury Lapel Badge Catalog 586 (Jul 2020)

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Estimate: $500.00 +
Sold Price: $722.50 (includes buyer's premium)


Scarce jury lapel badge from the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle Internationale, which played host to that year's Olympics. Gilt silver, manufactured by Christofle of Paris, measuring 23 mm x 41 mm, with button closure on reverse. Front of the badge depicts Fame seated on a throne, a palm branch in her right hand and a trumpet in her left, “1900” to the top, “Jury” to the bottom, and the artist’s name along the right edge, "L. Bottee." These jury badges were used for all events at the Exposition (including the Olympic sports events), and are recognized as the first metal Olympic Games participation badges.

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