Paul Bosco Coins and Medals

Medals of Pierre Turin

Pierre Turin is widely considered the most accomplished Art Deco medalist. He was born in Sucy-en-Brie, France, in 1891 and died in 1968. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Vernon, Patey and Coutain. In 1920 he won the Grand Prix de Rome, and was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1936. His most famous work is the medal for the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts that gave the name to the Art Deco style.

Here’s a sample of the dozens of medals in our stock by Pierre Turin. All are struck bronze, unless otherwise noted. All pieces are in essentially perfect condition unless otherwise noted.

1925

Peace of Locarno. 68 mm. Very minor spots. $139.

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Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs. Octagonal bronze, 60x60 mm. $550.

Description: Pierre Turin Art Deco medal

Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs. Octagonal silver, 60x60 mm. $2,750.

 

1926

Saint Francis of Assisi. 86 mm. Struck for the members of the Société franćaise des Amis de la Médaille; hallmarked and numbered 101 on edge. Maier 324. $350.

 

Porteuse des fleurs. Octagonal, 71x71 mm. About EF, $295; another example from the collection of Walter Glenn, edgemarked 1968, $125.  A gilt silver [vermeil] example, 52x52 mm, in custom leather box, engraved on reverse and edge: Mr. CLOUT, S.N.H.R. 1956, LONGS ET LOYAUX SERVICES. $595.

Description: Pierre Turin Porteuse des Fleurs medal

 

1927

Henri Bergson. 210 mm. Large cast model for medal of philosopher. $695.

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La cité. 68 mm. A couple of very tiny reverse edge nicks. $110.

Description: Pierre Turin La Cite medal
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1930

Comité Franćais des Expositions, 50th anniversary. 72 mm. octagonal medal engraved to Paul Durand, $425; another example, engraved to M. H. Mounier, From the collection of Walter Glenn, $395.

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QuatriŹme Centenaire de la Fondation du CollŹge de France, statue of Guillaume Budé. 68 mm. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $325.

1931

Hercules. Cast bronze 84 mm. Cast medals by Turin are very rare! From the collection of Walter Glenn. $550.

 

Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque, Octagonal, 71x71 mm. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $350.

 

1932

Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. 81 mm. $550.

Description: Pierre Turin Philosophie Academie des Sciences Morales medalDescription: 44432.jpg

 

Charles Buizard. Cast bronze, 108 mm. $600.

Description: Pierre Turin, Docteur Charles Buizard medalDescription: 44433.jpg

 

 

Jean Calvin, Protestant Reformer. 68mm. Almost FDC. $295

 

André Dally, Monnaie de Paris. 49 mm. Very tiny edge nick. $295.

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Baruch Spinoza, Jewish Dutch philosopher. About EF, with an unusual (and superior) rich brown patina. Bronze, 69 mm. $295.

 

1933

Gabriel Hanotaux, Académie Franćaise. 68 mm. $149.

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1934

EugŹne Delacroix. 68 mm. $295.

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Another example: EugŹne Delacroix. 68 mm. Very fine edge nick. $235.

 

1935

CroisiŹre Dunkerque. 68 mm. Very minor spots; tiny obverse edge nick. $325.

Description: Pierre Turin Croisiere Dunkerque medalDescription: 44435.jpg

 

Exposition Internationale Bruxelles, Section Franćaise. 63x63 mm. Engraved to Edouard Bonnefous. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $350.

 

1936

Saint Michel. Octagonal, 54x54 mm. $249.

Description: Pierre Turin Saint Michel medalDescription: 44446.jpg

 

René Descartes. 68 mm. Light obverse spots. $235.

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Louis Pecqueux. 50 mm. Very tiny spots. $99.

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1937

Eloquentia. 108 mm. Issued by The American Club of Paris, engraved to Alben W. Barkeley (then Senate Majority Leader, later Vice-President of the United States). In custom leather case. $750. SOLD; another example (unnamed) $650

Description: Eloquentia medal by Pierre TurinDescription: Medal of American Club of Paris awarded to Alben Barkley 1937 by Pierre Turin

 

Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques, Paris. 68 mm. From the collection of Walter Glenn. $325.

1939

150me Anniversaire de la Révolution Franćaise. 66 mm. From the collection of Walter Glenn. Essentially perfect and with a really lovely dark chocolate patina. $350.

 

75me Anniversaire de la Société Générale. Silver, 80 mm. VF to EF but polished, with attractive reflective services, a number of moderate rim bruises. Uncommon, especially in silver. $495.

 

Henri Capitant, Association of Friends of Juridical Culture, silver, 67 mm. Rare award medal from 1975, as most would be retained by recipients’ families. $395.

 

1941

La toilette. 80 mm. $ 425.

 

1942

A. H, de Costentin, Count of Tourville, Maréchal de France, 300th anniversary of birth. 72 mm. $275.

 

1943

View of Monte Carlo, Arms, Bird’s Eye View. Bronze, 68 mm., $149. Illustrated on our Monaco page.

 

1944

Le compliment. 68 mm. Very minor spots. $249.

 

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1946

Winston Churchill. 68 mm. $249.

Description: Pierre Turin Winston Churchill medalDescription: 44451.jpg

 

1947

Bernard, Viscount Montgomery. 68 mm. $175.

Description: Pierre Turin Bernard Viscount Montgomery medalDescription: 44449.jpg

 

Twenty-five Year Jubilee of the Reign of Prince Louis II. 72 mm., $225. Illustrated on our Monaco page.

 

1949

Ascent of Prince Rainier III to the Throne. 41 mm., gilt silver, in original box of issue, $350; bronze, in original box of issue, $175. Illustrated on our Monaco page.

 

1953

La France touristique. 79 mm. $115.

Description: Pierre Turin France Touristique medalDescription: 44442.jpg

 

1957

Gilbert du Motier, Maquis de Lafayette. 68 mm. $149.

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1959

Magenta-Solferino Centennial. 68 mm. $165.

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Undated

 

La Gerbe d’Or. Octagonal, 80x80 mm., uniface repoussé cliché with attached flanges. EF. $295.

Description: Pierre Turin Gerbe d'Or medal

 

La Prévention RoutiŹre. 72 mm. Awarded to J. Conort. $125; silvered bronze, awarded to A. Martin.

Description: Pierre Turin Prevention Routiere automobile medalDescription: 44448.jpg

 

La Défense du Foyer. 51x79 mm. Tiniest spots. $225.

Description: Pierre Turin Defense du Foyer plaquette

 

 

Click here for a complete listing of our medals by the leading modern artists.

 

Click here for a complete listing of our personal medals.

 

For information on these medals, or any others in our stock, email me at pauljbosco@covad.net .