Eight medals awarded to John Kauffmann for British and Australian photographic competitions between 1900 and 1919. Provenance: from the family of John Kauffmann, by descent (sold by Sotheby's Australia, 24 July 1988); private collection, Sydney

Eight medals awarded to John Kauffmann for British and Australian photographic competitions between 1900 and 1919. Provenance: from the family of John Kauffmann, by descent (sold by Sotheby's Australia, 24 July 1988); private collection, Sydney

The medals are: (1) 'Amateur Photographer' Prize Medal. [Engraved] Special Competition 1900. J. Kauffmann. A silver medal, 50 mm in diameter, hallmarked and stamped with the initials J.A.R. (James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist). (2) 'Amateur Photographer' Prize Medal. [Engraved] Holidays with the Camera 1901. J. Kauffmann. A silver medal, 50 mm in diameter, hallmarked and stamped with the initials J.A.R. (James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist), and housed in the original leather case. (3) 'Amateur Photographer' Prize Medal. [Engraved] J. Kauffmann. A hallmarked silver medal, 32 mm in diameter, attached with a clasp to a blue ribbon with two bars engraved 'Monthly Competition' and 'No. 50', and housed in the original leather case of James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist. (4) Photographic Society of New South Wales [recto]. International Exhibition 1903. Awarded to J. Kauffmann [engraved on verso]. A silver medal, 39 mm in diameter, hallmarked and stamped with the initials J.A.R. and 'Restall, Birm' (James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist), and housed in the original leather case. (5) A.P.A.V. Awarded to J. Kauffmann 1905 [engraved on the verso]. A bronze award, 39 mm in diameter, issued by the Amateur Photographic Association of Victoria, decorated in relief on the recto, and housed in the original leather case of James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist. (6) 'The Amateur Photographer'. [Engraved] J. Kauffmann. October 31st 1905. An unmarked silver award plaque, 100 × 55 mm, extensively decorated in relief (verso blank). (7) Broken Hill A.P.S. 1906 [engraved on recto]. J. Kauffmann Esq, Judge. A Memento [engraved on verso]. A brass plaque (41 × 63 mm) issued by the Broken Hill Amateur Photographic Society, with the initials J.A.R. (James Andrew Restall, the Birmingham medallist) at the foot of the classical relief decoration on the recto. (8) The Amateur Photographer and Photography [recto]. Awarded to J. Kauffmann, Colonial Competition 1919 [engraved on verso]. A heavy and very appealing unmarked silver award plaque, 82 × 82 mm, with the title and decoration in relief on the recto. Offered together with a hallmarked silver vesta case, engraved with Kauffmann's initials (overall dimensions approximately 50 × 40 × 10 mm).

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Price: $5,000.00