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Silver, Medal, Important Presentation Medal, PT Barnum, 1866
Presented to my Faithful Whale Catcher George Mailbot
Unique and extremely rare
40 mm entirely hand engraved silver medal
Obverse has detailed ocean whaling scene with whale spouting, men with harpoon in small boat at left, ship in background to right. Reverse engraved "Presented to my Faithful Whale Catcher George Mailbot - PT Barnum 1866". Silver header with chain suspension.
Dimensions: 8" H.
WASHINGTON AND LAFAYETTE AT MOUNT VERNON, 1784, Print
George and Martha Washington entertaining Lafayette at Mt. Vernon
After painting by Thomas Pritchard Rossiter (1818 to 1871)
The original painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thomas Pritchard Rossiter, American historical painter was born in New Haven, Connecticut; after returning from Europe where he studied and painted, he settled in Cold Spring, New York where he concentrated on religious and historical paintings. (Dimensions: 42.25 by 32.5" frame, 37.5 by 27.75" sight-size)
Portrait of Henry Clay
Kentucky's Great Compromiser
After John Neagle...oil on canvas
Inspired by Neagle's iconic 1843 portrait of Clay...this 19th century full-length portrait of "The Great Compromiser" from Kentucky". Clay is shown gesturing toward a flag draped globe, to the right is a view of open fields extending to the ocean with various symbols of American success in trade, agrarianism, and industry. The painting is unframed and has been re-lined. The pigment remains strong and bright; scattered re-touch to thinning areas...all minor. (Approximately 46-inches x 30-inches.)
George Washington, Engraving after Rembrandt Peale's "porthole portrait"
Walter, Adam B., 1820 to 1875, engraver
Published by Hugh McCann
Portrait of George Washington commonly referred to as the "porthole portrait," lithograph on chine colle, drawn on the stone by Rembrandt Peale (1778 - 1860) Bust-length portrait of Washington shoulders facing front, head turned to his left, is set into an oval opening in a stonework wall. The opening is surrounded by a carved wreath of oak leaves, an antique head carved in the keystone. The words Pater Patriae are carved in a tablet beneath the oval. A cloak or mantle hangs over the front of the oval. This has been cut down from the full sheet size of 23.5" by 17.5" (approx.) and is missing side and top margins and large bottom margin, which contain identifying marks and legend. (Engraved from the original painting of Washington from life by Rembrandt Peale and respectfully dedicated to General U.S. Grant. A facsimile of Washington's signature is at the bottom right margin of the sheet.) It also has a now restored six" tear running from the top of the paper into the oval as well as flaking throughout the surface. (19 3/16" by 14.25")
Napoleon Bonaparte, Oval Portrait on Ivory
(Frame: 5 by 5.5"; view: 2.75 by 3.5")
Thermoplastic Union Case with Scrimshaw Portrait of Lincoln
Eagle Holding Banner, Union Forever, Flag in Talons
Case by Littlefield, Parsons and Company (Ninth Plate)
Issued During Civil War
The back is cracked; otherwise fine.
Dimensions: 2.5 by 3".
Tiny Engraving Under Glass
Circa 1799 to 1840
The round image is less that one-quarter-inch and is set under beveled glass within notched gold mount surmounted with seed pearls. Affixed to the obverse is a very small brass mount-to which is mounted a stickpin which may be a retrofit. Perhaps from a piece of mourning jewelry...we don't know.
Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao
Swagger Stick, with Photographs of Distinguished Owner
Rear Admiral Walter Selywn Crosley (Served 1893-1935)
Born at East Jaffrey, New Hampshire 1871
Graduated from US Naval Academy 1893
Distinguished War record
Other information available
Lot Once Owned By Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley
Naval Medals, Miniature
Of Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley
Includes Navy Cross West Indies Naval Campaign Medal (Sampson Medal), Spanish Campaign Medal, Philippine Campaign Medal, Haiti Campaign Medal, Dominican Republic Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal with Bronze Star, Order of Wen-Hu 2nd Class, pin back, Ribbon of Victory Medal shows age.
Badge, Grand Army of the Republic
GAR National Officer's Badge
Circa 1886 (+/-)
American Flag and Buff Ribbon Border of National Officer, Clasp with Silver Eagle of Present Officer.
Medal, Military Order of the Carabao - SOLD
Early Military Order of the Carabao Medal with Gilt Carabao, Numbered, Marked "B. B. & Co. / PHILA. / BRONZE", on Hanger.
Swagger Stick, Rosewood with pewter pommel
Admiral Walter S. Crosley's
Long Live the President
Laurel Wreath With Star
Circa 1789 - SOLD
Washington inaugural button, "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" retaining gilt as depicted. Olive wreath centering the outer legend with star below. Excellent strike; original loop shank. See Alpert, page 396; 17A.
232-143 - SOLD
The Hero Of New Orleans
Currier and Ives
Hand Colored Lithograph - SOLD
As depicted, even toning; appears to remain in original veneered frame with original backboard. Has not been examined out of frame. (Small folio: 10 by 14-inches; overall: 12.5 by 16.5-inches.)
913-45 - SOLD
The Residence Of General Washington
Watercolor on heavy wove paper...mounted on linen
Early 19th Century - SOLD
This rhythmic composition mimics embroidery; stylistically reproducing the aesthetic of early embroidered stitches. Tiny dots covering the foliage on the forward trees suggest French knots. Shrubs and plants emphasize and delineate the rolling contours of the hillocks producing depth. The large tree at right foreground is erratically laid out with shaped areas of contrasting color typical of earlier satin stitched embroidered designs. The work is mounted on its original stretcher within the original molded and gesso frame. The sky area has faded; loss of colors due to open back, other very minor losses, all else bright. (Overall: 22.5 by 16-inches.)
775-364 - SOLD
Photograph of Edwin M. Stanton - SOLD
Portrait of Edwin M. Stanton who served as Secretary of War (1862-1868) to Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Fold in lower right corner otherwise very good condition. (Approximately 14-inches x 8 ½-inches.)
110-274 - SOLD
Painted Tin Tray
"Death of Admiral Nelson"
Large rectangular tray with central decoration copy of Samuel Drummond's "Death of Nelson" in oils; inverted onion shape cut out handles; gilt and painted leaves around outer border; English, probably Regency period; some bends along edge, noticeable loss of paint in central image and inner border, losses on outer border. Measures 30-inches by 22-inches.
By Thomas Johnson
Profile of Abraham Lincoln, engraving on eggshell rag paper, by Thomas Johnson, signed T. Johnson on plate twice, copyrighted 1892, published by Barmore Pub. Co., NY, mounted on heavy rag paper, good condition.
(13 ½-inches x 10 5/8-inches.)
Print in Eglomaise Mat
Dimensions: 15.5 by 17.5-inches.
A Very Good Bronze Bust
George Washington...in uniform
Late 18th - Early 19th century - SOLD
A hollow bronze bust of George Washington looking to the right; wearing uniform; mounted on a alabaster column with gilt brass connector and foot; gilt brass plaque and hanging chain; plaque is engraved by hand and reads "LIBERTAS / S.E., GEORGE WASHINGTON / GÉNÉRAL EN CHEF / DES ARMÉES DES ETATS / UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE"; possibly inspired by the 1780-1790 engraving (Baker No. 18, Engraved Portraits of Washington.) Excellent condition.
232-93 - SOLD