Marc-Pierre de Voyer de Paulmy was briefly appointed Lieutenant General of Police in 1720 and again from 1722 to 1724. According to the inscription engraved on this medallion, it could date from this period.
In overall good condition with minor surface dirt and a few scratches visible in some places consistent with age and handling. The gilding with some minor oxidation visble in some places. His proper right hand was cast separatly in the round and screwed in the back. Four small fixing holes are visible - two on the bunches of flowers on the right and two others on the left.
Very desirable piece. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."