Vintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding TrophyVintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding TrophyVintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding TrophyVintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding TrophyVintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding TrophyVintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding Trophy

This vintage medal is about 1.25 inches tall and just under an inch wide. A bas relief figure adorns the front: a woman with her hair pulled back in a chignon wears a loose gown. She is holding up a statue of a discus thrower. Definite Greek overtones here, so it's only natural to immediately think this is such a charming Art Nouveau design.

However, when you flip the medal over, you will be a bit surprised to see the date 1955 and it was for a basketball tournament, apparently sponsored by Le Soir, a Belgian daily newspaper still in operation today. The raised leaf design again carries Art Nouveau overtones.

I'm assuming the medal is bronze; the pendant weighs 5 ounces. In the hands of an artistic person, this would be a fine centerpiece for an upcycled pendant or necklace. Perhaps a rhinestone to cover the discus thrower?

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Bronze, Size: About 1.25 inches

Vintage 1955 Belgian French Medal Art Nouveau Style Pendant Lady Holding Trophy

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