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An Art Deco gilded metal medal by Mattei

The obverse of this Art Deco gilded metal medal depicts a tennis player about to play an overhead smash with trees and shrubs in the background. The reverse has a circular blank cartouche with an oak branch to the left and a winged semi nude female figure holding aloft a laurel leaf to the right.
It is signed L O Mattei on the reverse but there are no markings on the rim.

Weight: 1.5ozs - 40gms
Diameter: 1.75ins - 4.5cms

Louis Octave Mattei born c1880.
A French sculptor and engraver of medals.
Studied under Tonnelier and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français.

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