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Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD


Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, side 1

A large 12 by 13-inch axe head displaying red, white and blue paint; silver painted
cutting edge…wood handle (42-inches). The burner spout and shield are angled so that
when the ax rests on shoulder the decoration and flame are vertically aligned. Rail-
splitter ax torches are mentioned in Political Campaign Torches by Herbert R. Collins
(Smithsonian Institution, 1964) page 31, a description of a battle axes. The author
mentions two examples, one within the collections of two Washington D.C.
museums…the Lincoln Museum, and the U.S. National Museum. Scatted dings and
small paint losses; missing burner/cap.


Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, side 2

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, axe head side 1

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, axe head side 2

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, detail view

$12,500.00

232-371




A Fine Historic Profile Portrait, John Quincy Adams
Anonymous
Date/Period: 1820’s


A Fine Historic Profile Portrait, John Quincy Adams Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 9" x 11"; view: 7" x 9"

Material: Pastel on paper, gilt frame

Condition: Excellent, not examined out of frame

Additional Information: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) American Statesman,
Diplomat, lawyer, and 6th president of the United States; son of John and Abigail
Adams.

$8,200.00

1121-65


A Fine Historic Profile Portrait, John Quincy Adams Anonymous, detail view

A Fine Historic Profile Portrait, John Quincy Adams Anonymous, back view



Staffordshire, Sepia Transfer & Pink Luster Portrait Plate, Andrew Jackson
General Jackson / The Hero of New Orleans
Date/Period: Circa 1824


Staffordshire, Sepia Transfer & Pink Luster Portrait Plate, Andrew Jackson General Jackson / The Hero of New Orleans, entire view

Measurement: Diameter; 8.75”

Material: Unmarked pearlware

Condition: Fine original condition

Additional Information: Features “General Jackson” above his transfer printed portrait,
and “The Hero of New Orleans” below…centering scalloped and molded rim trimmed in
pink lustre.

$895.00

333-140




Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign
Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique
Date/Period: Circa 1840


Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, entire view

Measurement: Height: 5"

Material: Redware, beautiful cream glaze

Condition: Very good with only a few trivial vestiges of time, [tiny] chips at barrel rim
that do not distract, displays very well.

Additional Information: Ovoid barrel form having incised bands centering a Log Cabin
and “HARD CIDER” …Great early political piece. Wonderfully glazed red earthenware
rundlet that is attributed to northern New England, and probably made in Maine,
although this type of glaze is found with potteries in central and northern New England.

During the months before the 1840 presidential election, the Whig party designed a
campaign that pitted a heroic William Henry Harrison against the aristocrat Martin Van
Buren, whom they nicknamed “Van Ruin,” blaming him for the disastrous banking
failures of 1837. The Democratic party chose to emphasize Harrison's advanced age,
with one paper commenting "Give him a barrel of hard cider, and ... a pension of two
thousand [dollars] a year ... and ... he will sit the remainder of his days in his log
cabin."
This negative campaign did not produce desired effect. The Whigs turned the
campaign to their own benefit, declaring Harrison as "The Log Cabin & Hard Cider
Candidate"
. Unlike Van Buren who was a spoiled dandy, Harrison was a man of the
people from a humble farm in North Bend, Ohio. Although Harrison had come from a
wealthy family, his frontier life was successful in connecting him to the public. The Whig
party produced campaign paraphernalia featuring log cabins and barrels of hard cider.
Harrison campaigned vigorously and won. Harrison served only one month as president
before dying of pneumonia on April 4, 1841.

$6,950.00

232-412


Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, entire view 2

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, entire view 3

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, entire view 4

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, detail view 1

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, detail view 2

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, detail view 3

Redware Rundlet, Hard Cider & Log Cabin, William Henry Harrison Campaign Possibly Maine…definitely northern New England, Extremely Rare & Unique, detail view 4



Staffordshire Figural Group, Abolitionist John Brown & Two Girls,
Rare Large Size
Date/Period: Circa 1859-1865


Staffordshire Figural Group, Abolitionist John Brown & Two Girls, Rare Large Size, entire view

Measurement: Height: 13.5"

Material: Earthenware, creamware with overglaze enamel colors

Condition: Original, no repairs; chips to base as depicted

$1,950.00

232-429


Staffordshire Figural Group, Abolitionist John Brown & Two Girls, Rare Large Size, entire view 2

Staffordshire Figural Group, Abolitionist John Brown & Two Girls, Rare Large Size, entire view 3



Civil War Period Tobacco Pouch, Portraits of Lincoln and Grant
Unknown Maker, Likely Unique


Civil War Period Tobacco Pouch, Portraits of Lincoln and Grant
Unknown maker, likely unique, right facing

A supple drawstring pouch displaying oval portraits above printed names centered by
scrolling leafy devices. Expected wear commensurate with age, medium and use.
(5.75" x 5")


Civil War Period Tobacco Pouch, Portraits of Lincoln and Grant
Unknown maker, likely unique, right facing

2,125.00

232-373




Women's Suffrage Ceramic Figures, Sold Individually


Women's Suffrage Ceramic Figures, Sold Individually

Left to right:
Women's Suffrage Figure, Black Cat, I Want My Vote
Good condition. (H: 5.25")
$1,325
232-333


Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Skinny Cat, We've Won
Good condition. (H: 5.25")
$1,175
232-330


Votes for Women, Large Dog with Hammer and Purse
EXTREMELY RARE

Good condition. (H: 5")
$3,200
232-329


Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Cat Vase, Blue Gray
Good condition. (H: 3.25")
$1,075
232-332


Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Cat Vase
Good condition. (H: 3.25")
$1,065
232-331





Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers
Possibly Anti-Slavery
Original black paint


Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers Possibly Anti-Slavery
Original black paint, entire view

Sliding mechanism allows figures to strike anvil with hammers.
Dimensions: 4.75" high, 13" long.

$1,275

232-164


Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers Possibly Anti-Slavery
Original black paint, scale view
Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers Possibly Anti-Slavery
Original black paint, end detail 1
Cast Iron Mechanical Toy
Bear and man holding sledge hammers Possibly Anti-Slavery
Original black paint, end detail 2



Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933
Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND
The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933
Date/Period: 1933


Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933 Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 7"

Material: Blown glass

Condition: One trivial fleabite to foot, else fine

Additional Information: RARE, colorless blown lead-glass goblet; cup-shaped bowl
joined by wafer to hollow globe containing detailed blue glass eagle joined by a wafer to
pedestal base with pontil mark; engraved on bowl, "SUCCESS TO REPEAL" and
"1933."

$1,100.00 the pair

849-111


Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933 Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933, detail view 1

Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933 Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933, detail view 2

Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933 Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933, detail view 3

Prohibition, pair of SUCCESS to REPEAL Goblets Containing Eagle, Dated 1933 Signed: REPEAL GLASS – VERNAY – MADE IN ENGLAND The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed by passage of 21st Amendment, 1933, maker



Political, Silver Place Card, Farewell Banquet to GENL. U.S. GRANT, 1879
Dinner Favor/Souvenir
Date/Period: 1879


Political, Silver Place Card, Farewell Banquet to GENL. U.S. GRANT, 1879 Dinner Favor/Souvenir, entire view

Measurement: 2.25" x 3.625"

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: Made by A. Andrews of San Francisco, California; engraved:
"Farewell Banquet to/ Genl. U. S. Grant/ Palace Hotel. Oct. 25th, 1879. / T.J. Bergin.
Stamped verso, "Sterling / S.F.Cal. / A. Andrews."

Upon returning from a two-year, post-presidential World Tour, General Ulysses S.
Grant was greeted as a returning hero to the United States. Banquets were attended by
Grant’s supporters. (T. J. Bergin was a Director and Treasurer of the San Francisco and
North Pacific Railroad Company.)

$735.00

290-78


Political, Silver Place Card, Farewell Banquet to GENL. U.S. GRANT, 1879 Dinner Favor/Souvenir, entire view 2

Political, Silver Place Card, Farewell Banquet to GENL. U.S. GRANT, 1879 Dinner Favor/Souvenir, detail view 1

Political, Silver Place Card, Farewell Banquet to GENL. U.S. GRANT, 1879 Dinner Favor/Souvenir, detail view 2



Women's Suffrage, Ceramic Figures, Sold Individually


Women's Suffrage, Ceramic Figures, Sold Individually

Left to right:
Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Double Face Bell
SHE SHALL HAVE VOTES

Good Condition (H: 4")
$725
232-334


Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Ceramic Tobacco Jar, Circa 1905 to 1915
Inscribed on base: "I Say Down with the Trousers"

She displays the purple, green, and white colors of Emmeline Pankhurst's Women's Social & Political Union Women's Social and Political Union on her hat and the sash on her shoulder. (Restoration to hat; H: 5")
SOLD
232-328


Women's Suffrage Figure, Votes for Women, Double Face Figure
THIS ONE SHALL HAVE A VOTE

Good condition. (H: 3.5")
$725
232-335





Sojourner Truth, Suffragette,
Votes For Women, Bisque Figurine
Possibly German
Circa 1900 to 1920
Fine condition, strong paint, thinning yellow, scarce


Sojourner Truth, Suffragette, Votes For Women, Bisque Figurine

Depicted in corset and bloomers holding a club and sign reading "Votes For Women" (H: 6")

$635.00

643-13


Sojourner Truth, Suffragette, Votes For Women, Bisque Figurine



Cleveland-Stevenson Tariff Reform Portrait Handkerchief, Political Americana
Date/Period: 1892


Cleveland-Stevenson Tariff Reform Portrait Handkerchief, Political Americana, Historic White Paint American, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 21.75" x 21.75"; view: 19.5" x 19.5"

Material: Silk jugate bandana (handkerchief)

Condition: Good, few trivial spots

Additional Information: Silk bandana with portraits of the 1892 Democrats, captioned
"Tariff Reform". Bold colors, good graphics.

$450.00

232-440


Cleveland-Stevenson Tariff Reform Portrait Handkerchief, Political Americana, Historic White Paint American, entire view sans frame

Cleveland-Stevenson Tariff Reform Portrait Handkerchief, Political Americana, Historic White Paint American, back view



Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871
Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY
Date/Period: 1793 - SOLD


Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view

Measurement: 1.5" x 1.25" x .75"

Material: Onyx and marble, carving adhered to the base, gold of unknown carat

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Jules Le Brethon is known primarily as one of two cameo
cutters who trained the famous/important sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-
Gaudens’s father Bernard, emigrated to the United States from France, arranged for the
apprenticeships during the 1860’ s, first with Louis Avet and then with Le Brethon. Both
French artists worked in New Orleans, where there was a large French expatriate
community, before coming to New York City in the 1860’ s Le Brethon and Bernard
Saint-Gaudens worked on opposite sides of Union Square and possibly knew one
another from that proximity. Le Brethon first worked in New Orleans as a sculptor and
cameo cutter before arriving in New York in 1860. Other prominent American sculptors
started their careers cutting cameos, notably Erastus Dow Palmer, Launt Thompson,
and Margaret Foley. The line is blurred between cameo cutting and traditional
sculpting.

This small beautifully detailed high relief cameo demonstrates Le Berthon’s skill as a
sculptor in the round and makes us want to know more about his life and training. An
account in the San Francisco Chronicle describes him as: “. . . one of the most versatile
geniuses I ever knew. He was an artist, an actor, a playwright, a poet, a modeler, and a
jeweler: he knew in all nine professions. At that time, he was a successful gem engraver
cameo portraits being in vogue.” Another snippet in the New York Times of September
17, 1884, mentions that “the sculptor Jules Le Brethon” and Augustus Saint-Gaudens
were living together on West 36th Street and that Le Brethon worked on contract for the
leading cabinetmaker and interior designer Leon Marcotte & Co.”, which had branches
in New York and Paris. Marcotte was not only a maker of highly decorated furniture but
also of bronze sculpture; either or both forms of artistic expression might have been
practiced by Le Brethon. Other research yielded that he worked for the famous
jewelers/silversmiths Tiffany & Co, at the time also located at Union Square. It had not
previously been known that the relationship between Le Brethon and Saint-Gaudens
was anything other than professional, nor that it lasted twenty years beyond the initial
master/apprentice relationship.

Susan B. Anthony was one of the most famous American women of the day as a
supporter of abolition/civil rights, labor rights/unionism, and women’s rights, so it isn’t
surprising that she was the focus of this small, sculpted portrait. Furthermore, in May
1871, a large convention supporting the labor movement was held at Cooper Union with
Anthony as one of the speakers and reported on in the press.

Le Brethon was well-connected in upper class New York City and is known to have
been friends, for instance, with Henry Villard, the wealthy industrialist. At least one other
contemporary portrait of a woman by Le Brethon recently surfaced on the internet so we
know that the artist didn’t limit himself to traditional cameo subjects of mythology and
replicas of Renaissance and Baroque artworks.

SOLD

1292-13


Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view 2

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, entire view 3

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, back view

Cameo Pin, Susan B. Anthony, Signed verso: Jules Le Brethon 1871 Jules Le Brethon, French/American New Orleans/New York, NY, signature detail




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