Item 48 - Chairman's badge

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RSA/AD/MA/102/19/48

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Chairman's badge

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  • 1950-1980 (Creation)

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Black and white photographic print
8 x 6 inch print

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The Badge, designed by Professor R. Y. Goodden R.D.I., was a gift from Mr J A Milne, former Chairman of Council, to mark the Society's Bicentenary. Design follows that of the emblem then in use by the Society. That emblem was designed by F H Andrews, O.B.E, a Member of Council. The Badge consists of an oval medallion showing the facade of the Society's House standing on an arcaded embankment above water, surrounded by sprays of oak and olive foliage which are enclosed by a scrolled and looped ribbon bearing 'Royal Society of Arts founded 1754'. This is surmounted by a flaming torch between crossed palm fronds enclosed in a framework of foliated scrolls.\n\nThe framework of the Badge is in yellow gold. The facade of the house and the arcaded embankment are carved and engraved in a combination of white and yellow gold, and are set on a ground of rose pink opal enamel. The water is executed in bands of opaque white and turquoise blue enamel divided by wavy lines of yellow gold. The foliage and palm fronds are carved in green gold and the torch in yellow gold. The fan-shaped backing to the torch and fronds is in red gold. The ribbon bearing the legend is opaque white enamel and transparent deep blue enamel where reverse is showing, the legend being painted on in black enamel. Two small cabochon rubies are set at the points of junction between this ribbon and the upper framework. All golds used are of 18 carat.\n\nThe goldsmiths were Messrs Padgett & Braham of London.

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Keystone Press Agency Ltd

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C/28/3

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RSA Journal vol 102 (1954), pp. 320, 327

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Creator KillickV 19/10/2000

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