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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.

$7,275.00

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



Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington
Date/Period: 1832


Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington, entire view

Measurement: 22" x 28.75"

Material: Glazed linen, silk, and ink

Condition: Excellent, trivial folds and soiling

Additional Information: An extremely rare, printed linen apron with edge bound in blue
silk worn by a member of the Tin-Plate Workers [Society] marching in the Grand Civic
and Military Procession held in Philadelphia…a city-wide celebration of Washington’s
birthday that included a parade celebrating the centenary of Washington’s birth.

City officials and other prominent people of Philadelphia lead the parade, followed by
tradesmen, volunteer fire companies, and the military. On that unseasonably warm day
in Philadelphia, schools and businesses closed…the whole city turned out to celebrate.
The parade wound its way through the streets, ending at Independence Hall for
ceremonies and speeches. The Liberty Bell rang for the Centennial birthday celebration
for George Washington.

Newspapers noted that more than 15,000 people marched in the parade while well
over 60,000 cheered from the sidewalks; together Irish, French, and German immigrant
societies, as well as citizens from such outer lying townships as Northern Liberties,
Southwark, and Moyamensing celebrated together. At the time, it was reported that the
“most stupendous” celebration was "the most imposing spectacle that has ever been
exhibited in Philadelphia"

$2,950.00

232-438


Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington, entire 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



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



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



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



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





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





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




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