Medal art deco in bronze, signed: jean vernon. Jean émile louis de vernon : dit jean de vernon, b. 1 April 1897 in Paris, where he died on 9 September 1975, is a French medallor and sculptor. His father, a friedric of vernon, was a professor at the school of betting art and a member of the institute. Jean de vernon is the pupil of this school in the workshops of coutan jules and hippolyte jules lefèbvre.He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922 and won a silver medal in 1924, then a gold medal in 1936. He was buried in bets, in the cemetery of Montparnasse, section 27, beral grave - vernon's larrieu.
An engraving prize, the frédéric-et-jean-de-vernon prize, bears the name of his father and his own. One of the libraries of the Catholic Paris Institute bears his name. Normandie is a transatlantic liner of the transatlantic general company, built by the Penhoët shipyards in Saint-Nazaire. The construction project began at the end of the 1920s in the continuity of the ships france, paris and île-de-france, in close collaboration with the state. The work began in January 1931 at Saint-Nazaire, the hull being then named t6, and aimed to give the france a ship at the same time large and fast.
However, due to the great depression, the commissioning of the ship was delayed until 1935. When it finally enters commercial service, the Normandie is the largest ship in the world. His inaugural journey was surrounded by great prestige and, after modifications in 1936, the luxurious ship continued its career. However, it was interrupted by the Second World War.The ship was then disarmed and remained at dock in the port of new york. At the end of 1941, it was requisitioned by the United States and renamed uss lafayette, to be transformed into rapid troop transport. An accidental fire broke out during the work in 1942. The tons of water used by firefighters capsized the vessel under the effect of the tide. After the war, the france refused to recover it. The vessel's hull, reduced to wreckage, would then be demolished in October 1946.
Slice (edge): "Bronze" and poincon "horn of abundance". Thank you / thank you. The item "Medaille bronze art deco 68mm jean vernon the Normandy 1935 harbour new york" has been on sale since Sunday, April 4, 2021.It is in the category "currency\medals, tokens\French medallions\20th century". The seller is "ochristo1" and is located in/in montaigu. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.