Overall: 17 3/4 x 14 x 3/4 in. ( 45.1 x 35.6 x 1.9 cm )
chased: at the top of the plaque: "COUPE AERONAUTIQUE/ J. GORDON BENNETT" in roamn letters engraved: at the bottom of the plaque: "ALLAN R. HAWLEY/ AMERICA II, 17 OCTOBRE 1910/ 1884 Kires en 44 heures 25" in roamn letters and script
Rectangular silver presentation plaque with a rounded top, mounted on a rectangular wooden backing; repoussé chased image of a dirigible rising out a swaged pyre with billowing smoke scrolls and laurel branches, a winged woman flies at the front and images of hot air balloons and an airplane are chased in the dirigible ballon; chased above, "COUPE AERONAUTIQUE/ J. GORDON BENNETT" in roman letters; engraved below, "ALLAN R. HAWLEY/ AMERICA II, 17 OCTOBRE 1910/ 1884 Kirves en 44 heures 25" in roman letters and script; maker's marks stamped in the lower corners.
This plaque was awarded to Alan R. Hawley, the winner of the James Gordon Bennett International Balloon Distance Contest on October 17, 1910.
Bequest of Alan R. Hawley
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