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Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia
Swell-bodied, each side molded
Date/Period: 1813


Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Measurement: 16.5" x 20"; height on stand: 36.75"

Material: Cast iron; with a separate, later concrete block base or we can have a steel
base fabricated.

Condition: Fine

Literature: An engraving of the press is pictured in The American Eagle by Phillip M.
Isaacson, (Little Brown & Co., 1977), p. 50, taken from the Cyclopaedia (Philadelphia,
1813). Also see, Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America 1800-1840, (Abbeville
Press, 1993), pp. 23, 192-3.

Additional Information: Spread-wing, full relief figure of eagle in cast-iron with traces
of later paint, its talons grasping the olive branch of peace and the cornucopia of plenty,
with original forged steel mounting post,
The Columbian iron hand press was invented in 1813 by Philadelphia mechanic
George Clymer (1754-1834). Clymer made several dozen presses before leaving
Philadelphia in 1818 to manufacture presses in England by Ritchie & Co. The eagle
counterweight balanced on the counterpoise lever on the top of the press. The eagle
counterweight design appears to be directly copied from the eagle device found in
various insignia of the War of 1812 era, including cockade eagles and cap plates, the
dies of which were sculpted by Moritz Furst of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

$3,950.00

233-41


Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded

Spread Wing Eagle, Columbian Press Counterweight, Philadelphia, Swell-bodied, each side molded



Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom,
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1815


Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: 8.5" x 7.5" x .75"

Material: Oil paint on white pine panel

Condition: Original untouched condition, scattered minor losses as depicted

Additional Information: America…Goddess of Liberty, an allegorical celebration of the
new nations Independence and Security. The Goddess seated on roiling clouds
supports a shield bearing the arms of the United States while feeding an American
Eagle on the Wing; in her left hand is a staff with Liberty cap. The composition within an
oval border displaying raised bullets [dots]…gilt spandrels ornament the corners. It is
possible that this gem adorned an early piece of firefighting apparatus.

$8,500.00

879-135


Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 2

Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom, Anonymous, entire view 3



Portrait, Historic, General Jackson, Miniature on Porcelain, Brooch
Date/Period: Cira 1845


Portrait, Historic, General Jackson, Miniature on Porcelain, Brooch, entire view

Measurement: 1.25" x 1.75"

Material: Oil painted on porcelain; gold flashed pinback frame

Condition: Very good original condition, strong color

Additional Information: A competently rendered image depicting Andrew Jackson
taken April 15, 1845. Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American
lawyer, general, and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United
States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame
as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

The verso displays in script: “General Jackson / Born March 15th 1767 – Died June
8th 1845 – taken April 15th 1845”.

$5,200.00

232-401


Portrait, Historic, General Jackson, Miniature on Porcelain, Brooch, back view


Wild Bill Hickok Portrait, Pastel
Unknown Artist, 19th Century
A handsome composition


Wild Bill Hickok Portrait, Pastel Unknown Artist, 19th Century, entire view
(Good condition, worked on paper, laid down on canvas, new stretcher and frame; Frame: 24.5 by 19.25", sight-size: 17.5 by 22.75")
$5,200
232-308

Wild Bill Hickok Portrait, Pastel Unknown Artist, 19th Century, scale view


Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez
JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond”
El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S.
Date/Period: 1909


Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., entire view

Measurement: View: 9.5” by 13.25”

Material: Tempera on paper

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The president entertains on the diamond.
The great baseball player Jose de la Caridad Mendez de Los Leo was inducted by the
Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

1. JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond”
He was born in the city of Cárdenas on March 19, 1887 and died in Havana on October
31, 1928. He participated in thirteen seasons of the Cuban Professional League and
two independent tournaments between 1908 and 1927 with the Almendares, Santa
Clara, Matanzas, Habana teams and with the Alacranes in an Independent tournament.
One of his most fabulous feats was having given twenty-five consecutive scones to the
Cincinnati Red, of the Major Leagues, visiting Cuba and later extended the chain up to
(45) with other visiting teams. He played in the Independent Colored Leagues from
1908-1926, in his second campaign he reached a 44-2 record including a perfect game
in ten innings on July 24, 1909. In 1920 he began as Director of the Kansas City
Monarchs of the Negro National League with whom he discussed several World Series
and obtained the Pennant in 1923-24-25. In 1939, he was elevated to the Cuban
Professional Baseball Hall of Fame, that same year he joined the Negro Leagues and
despite not playing in the GG.LL, in 2006 he was elected to the Cooperstown Hall of
Fame. 1. Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame

$2,000.00

216-657


Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., sans frame

Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., artist detail

Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., title detail

Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., back view

Painting, Cuban Negro League Baseball Hall of Famer with El Presidente Gomez JOSE DE LA CARIDAD MENDEZ BAEZ “The Black Diamond” El Presidente Gomez [Jose] agasaja al ‘Diamante Negro’: 1909, Signed: Jorge S., back detail



1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston


1873 Sons of Portsmouth, Commemorative Ribbon, Silk, Boston, entire view

1873 reunion of Portsmouth, NH, natives who resided in Boston. The reunion was part of Portsmouth's
250th anniversary celebration. Black printing on white silk: "SONS OF / PORTSMOUTH / BOSTON / 1853 -
Return - 1873", with city seals of Portsmouth and Boston. Vertical rectangle.
Dimensions: H-8.5 W-2.7 inches.

$265.00

110-905




Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning
Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”
Date/Period: 1865


Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, entire view with light

Measurement: 4.25" x 5.25"

Material: Hard-paste porcelain, molded in intaglio, hand painted…rare for lithophanes

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Depicted is an exceedingly rare lithophane showing a bust of
Lincoln facing right above draped flags and Columbia in mourning. The back is incised
"PPM 837" at the lower right corner for Prensaich Porzellan Manufaktur of Germany.
We know of only two examples – that which we offer from private New England
collection, the other, with the original wax mold, in the Blair Museum of Toledo, Ohio.
These intricate porcelain castings are intended to be illuminated from behind.

$3,200.00

232-416


Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, entire view no light

Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, back view

Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, detail view 1

Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, detail view 2

Abraham Lincoln, Mourning Lithophane Plaque, Columbia in Mourning Titled: “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”, back detail



Drum, Lithographed Tin Drum, Portraits of Admiral Dewey, American Flags
Converse
Circa 1898


Drum, Lithographed Tin Drum, Portraits of Admiral Dewey, American Flags
Converse
Circa 1898, entire view

Chromolithographed Spanish American War expressing the patriotic fever of the Spanish American War period. The drum with similar decoration on two sides features Admiral Dewy - hero of the day. Admiral Dewey within patriotic shield ornamented with olive branches and centered by large American flags with 13-stars. The wood rims are painted red with gold stripe; skin heads, lead grommets, decorative rope, leather slides, and snare are original. Excellent Condition. (Dimensions: 8.75" H, 12" diameter.)

$1,295

232-207


Drum, Lithographed Tin Drum, Portraits of Admiral Dewey, American Flags
Converse
Circa 1898, scale view
Drum, Lithographed Tin Drum, Portraits of Admiral Dewey, American Flags
Converse
Circa 1898, emblem detail



Bas Relief Bust Shell, Winfield Scott, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell
Manufactured by Huntington, Loretz and Co., 142 Fulton Street, New York
Circa 1865
Plaster, wood, tin, convex glass, silver leaf, and velvet, retains trade label


Bas Relief Bust Shell, Winfield Scott, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell
Manufactured by Huntington, Loretz and Co., 142 Fulton Street, New York 
Circa 1865, silver detail

(Walnut frame: 16.5 by 14.5"; sight-size: 11.5 by 10.5"; fine original condition)

$885

232-282


Bas Relief Bust Shell, Winfield Scott, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell
Manufactured by Huntington, Loretz and Co., 142 Fulton Street, New York 
Circa 1865, scale view



Antique Tintype, Railroad Man with Lantern


Antique Tintype, Railroad Man with Lantern, entire view

A nice late 19th century sixth-plate image of conductor/engineer in uniform holding
lantern and wear a pocket watch. This appears to be a studio image; although good
contrast it is difficult to read hat plate. (3.375" x 2.25")

$85.00

110-970




Profile Portrait...Watercolor on Wax
A Young Revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte
Nineteenth Century


Profile Portrait...Watercolor on Wax
A Young Revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte
Nineteenth Century, sans frame

This image is believed to be a portrait of Napoleon as a young man. Done in wax with vibrant watercolor decoration, this is not the Napoleon with Roman emperor hairstyle as he is usually depicted, rather this is the young revolutionary Bonaparte. Mounted on a piece of watered silk and in a modern shadowbox frame. An outstanding piece remaining in very good condition, not examined out of frame. (Approximately 5-inches x 5-inches framed; wax portrait approximately 2.5-inches in length.)

$775

232-87


Profile Portrait...Watercolor on Wax
A Young Revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte
Nineteenth Century, entire view
Profile Portrait...Watercolor on Wax
A Young Revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte
Nineteenth Century, scale view



American Thermoplastic Photograph Case, Bust of Henry Clay on Cover
Exceedingly Rare
Date/Period: 19th Century


American Thermoplastic Photograph Case, Bust of Henry Clay on Cover Exceedingly Rare, case view

Measurement: 3.5" x 3.75" x .75"

Material: Thermoplastic

Condition: Displays well, front and back moldings and corners are perfect; cracks to
side cove molding and quarter-inch loss to bottom right cove molding of front cover.
Back cover is perfect as is label. Embossed velvet cover liner is missing.

Additional Information: Featuring a bust of Henry Clay within a wreath, reverse with
12 rows of lettering; birth and death dates, political accomplishments. Interior retains
label: F. C. Key & Son, Manufacturers of the Excelsior Ambrotype Case, Philadelphia,
PA.
Makers initials under bust of Clay.

Label: F.C. KEY & SON Are the Original Inventors of the INSERTED HINGE AND
CATCH, far superior to all others, being im-bedded in the case when pressed, and
warranted not to break out or spring, as do all others that are riveted, or inserted with or
without a metal brace.

References: Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Paul Berg,
page 38, fig. 1-62. Also, Union Cases – A Collector’s Guide to The Art of America’s First
Plastics
by Clifford and Michelle Krainik and Carl Walvoord, page 84, number 104

$685.00

859-42


American Thermoplastic Photograph Case, Bust of Henry Clay on Cover Exceedingly Rare, interior



Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901


Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination 
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901, entire view

Walnut, fine condition, (Height: 3.5"; width: 3.5"; depth: 2")


Carved Bust, President William McKinley (1843-1901)
Anonymous Carver, like carved soon after assassination 
25th President of U.S, 1897-1901, back view

$495.00

110-958





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