Set of 4 silver and bronze award medals related to the Havana Cigar factory and cigar magnate Julian Alvarez, including the Henry Clay and Bock & Co Ltd.
The Henry Clay brand was created in the 1840's by Cuban tobacco magnate and Spanish emigrant, Julián Álvarez Granda, and was eventually transferred to a British company named Henry Clay and Bock & Co. Ltd. which was founded in 1888.
The set includes:
- 1878 Paris Universal Exposition 68mm Silver Medal - named to 'Alvarez Julian - Henry Clay'. Very Fine with some marks.
- 1888 Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 51mm Silver Medal - edge named to 'Julian Alvarez'. Very Fine with brush marks in fields.
- 1888 Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 51mm Gilt Silver Medal - edge named to 'Henry Clay, Bock & Co Ltd'. Good Very Fine.
- 1900 Paris Universal Exposition 64mm Bronze Medal - named to 'Havana Cigar And Tobacco Factories Limited - La Havane'. Good Very Fine.
Overall, these medals offer a wonderful piece of history from 19th Century cigar production.