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Derby Porcelain Figure, John Wilkes on Rocco Scrolled Pedestal
British politician who endeared himself to the American colonies
Circa 1775; extremely rare
Soft Paste Porcelain, painted with enamels and picked out in gold


 Derby Porcelain Figure, John Wilkes on Rocco Scrolled Pedestal British politician

Modeled by Pierre Stephan, the standing figure of radical, rabble-rouser depicted with right hand resting on pedestal with dark pink mantle thrown over left shoulder; scroll inscribed MAGNA CARTA and BILL OF RIGHTS on a column at his right hand, inscribed INo WILKS, a putto with raised arm holding stick with Liberty Cap, also a book inscribed LOCK on GOVT, on a scroll molded base. The figure is very good with typical small losses to gilt shoe and stocking ribbons; other superbly executed repairs. (Dimensions: 12” H.)

$2,165

232-198


 Derby Porcelain Figure, John Wilkes on Rocco Scrolled Pedestal British politician angle-1_
 Derby Porcelain Figure, John Wilkes on Rocco Scrolled Pedestal British politician ruler_



General George B. McClellan,
Smelter Portrait Bust on Socle


 General George B. McClellan, 



Smelter Portrait Bust on Socle

Anonymous, likely 1885ish, Height: 22.25"


 General George B. McClellan, 



Smelter Portrait Bust on Socle

 General George B. McClellan, 



Smelter Portrait Bust on Socle

$2,100.00

1261-2




Inaugural Button, George Washington, 1789, LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT, Albert 11A


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President

Extremely Fine Condition, Golden Patina, Hard Smooth Surfaces Long Live the President-GW within recessed oval, the variety with narrow spacing between G and W. 34mm diameter (1.33858-inches)


 Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President back_

$5,650.00

849-82




Illinois Board of Agriculture, Gold President’s Badge Presented to President Col. William HOUSTON
(Colonel Houston 1834-1919)
Tricolored Gold (2 x 2.5")- SOLD


Illinois Board of Agriculture, Gold President’s Badge Presented to President Col. William HOUSTON, entire view

Houston attended McMinn Academy before being appointed to West Point. His mathematics teacher was Robert E. LEE.
After two years at West Point he resigned to become a regular soldier and go West to help put down the
Mormon Rebellion of 1857; he became a Pony Express Rider.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he returned home. On April 15, 1862, William Houston helped organize a militia in
Claiborne County, and was elected Captain. This became "Company A" of the 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment on
July 30, 1862, and he was promoted to Major. This Regiment of approximately 400 men was commanded
by Lieutenant Colonel Abram FULKERSON, who was previously a Major in the 19th Tennessee Infantry. Both
FULKERSONS were wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga [see Rosecrans]. The 63rd was part of Johnson's
Brigade, operating under the commands of BRAGG, FORREST, HILL, LONGSTREET and Robt. E. LEE during the
war. It saw action in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. William succeeded his cousin in command of the
63rd, apparently in May 1864. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in late 1864, sometime after he signed a
letter
opposing a reorganization of his division. By April 9, 1865, when the 63rd was surrendered at Appomattox
Court House as part of General A.P. HILL'S Corps, it numbered only 28 men.

After the war he and his wife moved to the Illinois prairie. On their Hazel Dell Stock Farm of 640 acres they built a 12-
room house and raised their five children. Several Jersey County web sites report that guests at Hazel Dell included
his old professor, Robert E. Lee, and Jesse James (there with brother Frank on "banking business"). Besides his
interests in farming, he was president of the Illinois State Board of Agriculture; on the Board of Trustees for the
University of Illinois; general manager of the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad during its construction; and vice
president of the First National Bank of Jerseyville. In 1906 he and Cordelia left the farm to their youngest son Frank
and moved into town to live with daughter Sarah and her husband Judge Charles S. White. William died on
December 3, 1919, at the age of 85. Today, the Hazel Dell farm is the site of Civil War reenactments.


Illinois Board of Agriculture, Gold President’s Badge Presented to President Col. William HOUSTON, back view

849-78 - SOLD




Bas Relief Bust Shell, General U.S. Grant, 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, General U.S. Grant, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell

(Dings to frame gesso otherwise fine; frame: 17.5 by 15.5"; sight-size: 11.75 by 9.75")

$735

232-281


 Bas Relief Bust Shell, General U.S. Grant, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell ruler_
 Bas Relief Bust Shell, General U.S. Grant, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell ruler_



Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888
Robert Brown Potter, United States lawyer, Union Army General
Cast by the Henry Brown Bronze Company, New York, 1888


 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888

Inscribed at front: "Per castra ad Astra/Tribute of Army Comrades and Friends," inscribed with his army positions at either side, and battles fought on reverse, signed and dated 1888; 26.5 by 20”.

$3,650

589-8


 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888
 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888
 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888
 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888 base-1
 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888 base-1
 Bronze Bust, General (1829 to 1887) by William Clark Noble (1858 to 1938) 1888 cast



Berlin Needlework Portrait
Full Standing Figure of Washington
Multicolored cotton
Circa 1850
American


 Berlin Needlework Portrait



Full Standing Figure of Washington

General Washington is posed before his horse with compromised canon and cavalryman while in the background is Continental soldiers and our 13-star flags.
The patterns were imported from Berlin as was the worsted wool used for working needlepoint and/or cross-stitch pictures on canvas throughout the Victorian era. Frame: 45.5 by 56.25"; Sight Size: 38.75 by 49.5".

$1,300

335-110


 Berlin Needlework Portrait



Full Standing Figure of Washington
 Berlin Needlework Portrait



Full Standing Figure of Washington
 Berlin Needlework Portrait



Full Standing Figure of Washington
 Berlin Needlework Portrait



Full Standing Figure of Washington



George Washington Portrait, Civilian Dress, Depicted With Sword
Circa 1800 to 1820
Anonymous
A competently rendered image showing Washington with sword
Oil on Canvas


 George Washington Portrait, Civilian Dress, Depicted With Sword



Circa 1800 to 1820

The unlined canvas remains on original stretcher; very good overall condition with scatted and minor fill. (Dimensions: 29 by 34" frame, 24 by 29" frame.)

$3,750

107-173


 George Washington Portrait, Civilian Dress, Depicted With Sword



Circa 1800 to 1820



Painted Tin Tray
"Death of Admiral Nelson"


 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.

$975

232-21


 Painted Tin Tray Death of Admiral Nelson
 Painted Tin Tray Death of Admiral Nelson



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

(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



Horatio Nelson Portrait, Mixed Media, Lithograph Face
Unknown Maker
19th Century
Cloth, foil, and hair on cloth within period birds' eye maple frame


 Horatio Nelson Portrait, Mixed Media, Lithograph Face



Unknown Maker

(Toning halo surrounds profile, probably mounting glue; 7.5 by 10"; sight-size: 5 by 7")

$785

232-288


 Horatio Nelson Portrait, Mixed Media, Lithograph Face



Unknown Maker



Pins, Medals, Agricultural Society, Spirit of St. Louis, Regatta
Sold separately


 Pins Medals Agricultural Society, Spirit of Saint Louis

Tri Gold Medal, Illinois Agricultural Society Award, Engraved to W.H. Fulkerson
Jerseyville, Illinois
Circa 1890

Top bar having T-bar pin features two ear of corn on square with scrolled ends and is above presentation bar engraved with Fulkerson's name. The tri-color gold round drop has I.A.S. monogram at center and is surrounded by engraved wheat border. The reverse is engraved "Jerseyville, Ill. (Excellent condition: 2 by 2.5")
$795
849-47




Engraving, The Honorable Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut
Engraved for Dr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut
By Amos Dolittle (1754 to 1832) after John Trumbull
Undated


 Engraving, The Honorable Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut

Scattered foxing and toning, small paper loss at right margin; mounted in frame by Perry Hopf.
Dimensions: 9.5 by 6.25" frame, 7.75 by 4.75" sight-size.

$495

997-8


 Engraving, The Honorable Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut



John Winthrop, Engraving, Engraved for Dr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut
By Amos Doolittle after John Trumbull
Undated


 John Winthrop, Engraving, Engraved for Dr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut

(Frame: 9.5 by 6.25"; view: 7.75 by 4.75")

$495

997-9


 John Winthrop, Engraving, Engraved for Dr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut



General W.S. Hancock, Unveiling of Equestrian Statue, Hancock Astride
Ribbon, Purportedly Worn By Pvt. Harry F. Smith, 111th NYVI, 3rd Brig, 1st Div., 2nd Corps at Washington D.C. May 12, 1896


 General W.S. Hancock, Unveiling of Equestrian Statue, Hancock Astride



Ribbon, Purportedly Worn By Pvt. Harry F. Smith

The equestrian statue of General Winfield Scott Hancock is a contributing monument to the National Register of Historic Places' Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C., and was unveiled May 12, 1896. Retains manufactures' label, S.N. Meyer, Washington, D.C. (Dimensions: 2.25 by 6.75")

$235

529-7




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


Medals, Naval, Badge, GAR, Medal, Military Order of the Carabao

Lot Once Owned By Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley

Counterclockwise from top:
Naval Medals, Miniature
Of Rear Admiral Walter S. Crosley
- SOLD
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.
536-25

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.
536-27

Swagger Stick, Rosewood with pewter pommel
Admiral Walter S. Crosley's
Engraved W.S.C

(24-inches.)
$465
536-28

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.
$335
536-26




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Large Silver Plate Presentation Urn, Portrait of Ulysses Grant and His Horse
Spigot Marked J&H Jones, Philadelphia, 1870
Presented to Mrs. Richard Peltz by Geo. W. Freas April 26th 1870 - SOLD


Large Silver Plate Presentation Urn, Portrait of Ulysses Grant and His Horse

Spigot Marked J&H Jones, Philadelphia, 1870

Presented to Mrs. Richard Peltz by Geo. W. Freas April 26th 1870, entire view

The inscribed twin-handled urn with Greek key banding features an applied profile portrait of Ulysses S. Grant (President, 1869-1877), the lid surmounted by figure of Grant's horse, Cincinnati (ca. 1860-1878).

Richard Peltz (1832-1918) was Deputy Clerk, Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia, a member of City Council and a Public Building Commissioner; he married Annie S. Stewart (d.1894) on December 9, 1858 and their son Samuel Peltz (1860-1926), a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, was a lawyer, Assistant City Solicitor of Philadelphia and a member of Pennsylvania Legislature.

George W. Freas was a deputy collector of Philadelphia's twenty-seventh ward. He is known to have participated in the celebration of the Philadelphia International Centennial Exhibition.

(Generally very good, as expected, and constant with age; some thinning of plate and scattered dings, overall very attractive; H: 28")

232-295 - SOLD




General Gasimir Polaski (1746 to 1779) Plaster Statue
Presented to the City of Detroit by Central Citizens Committee, 1966 - SOLD


General Gasimir Polaski (1746 to 1779) Plaster Statue

Presented to the City of Detroit by Central Citizens Committee, 1966, entire view

Tight crack in base repaired.
Dimensions: 16.25" H.

171-85 - SOLD




Franklin Legacy Society Silk Ribbon, Scientia Amicitia et Virtus, 1831
Star of Sequins, and Red Foil above Printed Ribbon, Portrait of Franklin
Mounted on Silk with Border of Knotted and Fringed Tassel - SOLD


Franklin Legacy Society Silk Ribbon, Scientia Amicitia et Virtus, 1831

Star of Sequins, and Red Foil above Printed Ribbon, Portrait of Franklin, entire view

F.L.S. recognizes and honors persons of vision and foresight who have taken the initiative to strengthen and enhance the good works of one or more of the Masonic Charities of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
"ERIPUIT FULMEN, SCEPTRUMQUE TYRANNIS", loosely translated from Latin to read "He snatched the lightening from heaved and the scepter from tyrants."
Scientia et Virtus (Knowledge and Virtue), Amicitia is also Latin for Friendship
(Dimensions: 14" by 4")

414-34 - SOLD




Staffordshire Bust
George Washington - SOLD


Staffordshire Bust

George Washington, entire view

Dimensions: 8" H.

230-1 - SOLD




Tiny Engraving Under Glass
George Washington
Circa 1799 to 1840 - SOLD


Tiny Engraving Under Glass

George Washington

Circa 1799 to 1840, entire view

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.

741-1 - SOLD




George Washington
Print in Eglomaise Mat
18th Century - SOLD


George Washington

Print in Eglomaise Mat

18th Century, entire view

Dimensions: 15.5 by 17.5-inches.

232-14 - SOLD




General Reed, Engraving, Engraved for the Westminster Magazine
1783 - SOLD


General Reed, Engraving, Engraved for the Westminster Magazine

1783, entire view

Mounted behind eglomise glass within period gilt frame.
(Frame: 9 by 7"; view: 6.75 by 4.5")

754-15 - SOLD




Mezzotint, The Right Honorable William Pitt Esquire, Very Rare
After William Hoare Painting, British Artist, 1706 to 1799
Circa 1770
Pitt, the 1st Earl of Chatham, opposed the Stamp Act and was endeared by the Colonies - SOLD


Mezzotint, The Right Honorable William Pitt Esquire, Very Rare

After William Hoare Painting, British Artist, 1706 to 1799

Circa 1770, entire view

Painted for and Sold by Robt. Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane & Steel Street
Lettered with artists' name and title below: "One of his Majesty's Principal Secretary's of State - And One of His Majesty's most Honble Privy Council"
Fine and bright condition; mounted within a superb original Hogarth style frame measuring 12.5 by 16.5"; view: 10 by 14".

232-247 - SOLD




Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry Naval Medal, Silver, Extremely Rare
Presented by the Government of Pennsylvania
Awarded to Daniel Phillips, a Landsman on the Schooner Tigress
Engraver: Moritz Furst
(Size: 59 mm) - SOLD


Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry Naval Medal, Silver, Extremely Rare

Presented by the Government of Pennsylvania

Awarded to Daniel Phillips, a Landsman on the Schooner Tigress

Engraver: Moritz Furst

(Size: 59 mm), entire view

Obverse: Bust to right, with Furst below truncation, and legends OLIVERUS HAZARD PERRY. PRO PATRIA VICIT [OLIVER HAZARD PERRY. HE CONQUERED FRO HIS COUNTRY]. In exergue: PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA. Reverse: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY; AND THEY ARE OURS". PERRY above space for engraving a name and the word to, all above IN TESTAMONEY OF HIS PATRIOTISIM AND BRAVERY IN THE NAVAL ACTION ON LAKE ERIE SEPTEMBER 10. 1813.

Medium to light gray with some deeper toning in the recesses; scattered surface and rim marks consistent with a well handled silver medal. The medal is inscribed on the reverse to Daniel Philips [sic]. Daniel Phillips was a landsman on the schooner Tigress. He is listed in the rolls of the 135th Pennsylvania Militia Regiment. According to the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships, the Tigress was engaged in the September 10th battle at Put-in-Bay, in the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry's victory commemorated by this medal was over Commodore Robert H. Barclay's squadron and, significantly, forced the withdrawal of the British from the area around Lake Erie. This squelched the British plans for raids with their Indian allies into American territory. Daniel Phillips' monthly pay for his service in the war was five-dollars, according to Pennsylvania state records.

The American Numismatic Society Collection contains one silver example, inscribed to John Cook. Prior to the present medals' appearance, this medal has never been seen in silver. The subject medal and the example in the ANS collection are the only silver originals known. For the collector of great American historical medals, this is a prize indeed. See Medals of the United States Mint - The First Century 1792 - 1892 by R.W. Julian, p. 166, NA18 and NA19.

232-242 - SOLD




Long Live the President
George Washington
Inaugural Button
Laurel Wreath With Star
Circa 1789 - SOLD


Long Live the President

George Washington

Inaugural Button

Laurel Wreath With Star

Circa 1789, entire view

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




Andrew Jackson
The Hero Of New Orleans
Currier and Ives
Hand Colored Lithograph - SOLD


Andrew Jackson

The Hero Of New Orleans

Currier and Ives

Hand Colored Lithograph, entire view

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


The Residence Of General Washington

Watercolor on heavy wove paper...mounted on linen

Early 19th Century, entire view

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


Photograph of Edwin M. Stanton, entire view

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 .5-inches.)

110-274 - SOLD




A Very Good Bronze Bust
George Washington...in uniform
Late 18th - Early 19th century - SOLD


A Very Good Bronze Bust

George Washington...in uniform

Late 18th - Early 19th century, entire view

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.
(Height: 9.25-inches.)

232-93 - SOLD



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