This Weeks Online Auction from TMG Features an Art Deco Living Estate in Arlington, VA - Part 1

Lot #0015B: 1932 Art Deco Bronze Medal - Whatever A Man Soweth, That Shall He Also Reap. Medallice Art Company, NY, Designed by Lee Lawrie; 7.5mm diameter x 2 28/32"; 185 grams.

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High Bid:$16.75
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Bidding Ended: Thu, Nov 19  9:12:00 pm ET
High Bidder: 27
Bid Increment: $2.00
Starting Bid: $1.00
Item Location: 148 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
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This medal was chosen as the fifth issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1932. The obverse bears a sower scattering seeds under a stylized sun. Above, WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH; in exergue, LAWRIE.  The reverse bears a sickle poised over a wheat ear and a nettle. Across, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP

Lee Lawrie was fascinated by the sower and reused this motif time and again in many projects. Originally conceived for the Nebraska State Capital, where it adorns the dome in the form of a giant statue, he also used it on the Rockefeller Center in New York. In the artist's own words:

"All of us are sowers, and we should not expect life to yield much in return for little, or little for nothing, or anything at all for the mere wishing - either in a material or in a higher, abstract way."

The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was struck by the Medallic Art Company of New York. The reported production quantity is 1,617 in bronze and 35 in silver.

From https://medallicartcollector.org/som-5.shtml

 

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Nov 19, 2020 - 9:09:45 PM $16.75 i27
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Nov 19, 2020 - 10:52:02 AM $8.00 i575
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Nov 18, 2020 - 9:51:20 AM $6.00 i575
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Nov 13, 2020 - 6:59:15 PM $1.00 i36
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