Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij 1924 [The Netherlands Trade Company 1924]

 
Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij 1924 [The Netherlands Trade Company 1924]
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  • Title :     Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij 1924 [The Netherlands Trade Company 1924]
  • Artist:     J.C. Wienecke Designer Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij Commissioner
  • Accession:     TD1990.123.14
  • Country:     Netherlands Amsterdam
  • Date:     1924
  • Dimensions:     Inches 1/4 2-7/8 diameter, Centimeters 0.6 7.3 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Colonialism
  • Subject:     Trade/Commerce , Commemoration , Colonialism , Allegory , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design , Sea Trade
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.123.14 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1990.123.14 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     Colonialism
Description:
Circular bronze medallion with obverse depicting a coat of arms dated 1824 and Mercury-related symbols for sea trade (winged anchor) against a globe; to the left is a large oak branch (an old and symbolic Dutch and Western European tree) and to the right is a large branch with lotus/waterlily (symbolizing the semi-tropical colonies in the east and west); the reverse depicts a tree with curling ribbons on which are inscribed on both sides the names of the cities the company traded; most cities (see inscription) are from the Dutch East and West Indies.