Medallic Washington, Volume 1 & 2 by Neil Musante
A catalogue of struck, cast and manufactured coins, tokens and medals issued in
commemoration of George Washington 1777 - 1890
The New Standard Work on the Subject
Volume 1: 1777 to 1860 - Volume 2: 1861 - 1890
830 pages, cloth bound hardback with color
illustrations throughout - SOLD
1148 listings all illustrated in color obverse and reverse with considerable background
and historical text, blue cloth with photographs of the Washington Before Boston and
the Declaration of Independence medals inset on the front boards. Shrink wrapped
New. A major work covering the medals of George Washington through the bicentennial
of his inauguration. A completely reworked expansion of Baker, the new numbering
system has established and set a new standard.
Sansom Medal, Circa 1805, Rare, 40.64mm,
Rare Original Strike, Bronze,
GW-58 - SOLD
Obverse: Bust of Washington in Civilian Dress Facing Right. At the base of the shoulder
a small R; to the left G. WASAHINGTON, to the right PRES. UNIT. STA.
Reverse: A draped pedestal with U.S. Shield on the right panel; on top crossed sword
and fasces encircled by a laurel wreath; in exergue 1797. Around the perimeter
COMMIS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ.
Enamel Box, Painted Portrait of George Washington, Interior Features a Memorial
Unknown Maker; as published in Arman: "Obviously this is extremely rare"
Circa 1800 to 1810 - SOLD
Exterior featuring polychrome portrait of GGW; interior finished in white enamel; under the lid is painted a monument that reads: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF GEN. WASHINGTON which is under Eglomise glass; conforming to the oval bezel is painted foliage. Literature: A closely related example may be viewed in Anglo-American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, page 245; AII.33.
(Overall excellent condition except for the interior glass which is cracked; 1 by 2 by 1.5")
879-47 - SOLD
Colorless Paperweight with Encased Sulfide of George Washington
Unknown Maker, (H: 2"; diameter: 2.75")
Domed circular form enclosing molded white sulfide; polished concave base - SOLD
1121-13 - SOLD
Washington and Lafayette Anisette Surfine Glass Bottle, Commemorative
Circa 1824 - SOLD
A blown glass bottle with kicked-up base and rough pontil; enameled decoration featuring a depiction of George Washington with the Marquis de Lafayette and the following printed on the surface of the bottle: Washington***Lafayette / Anisette Surfine, plus indecipherable lettering below portrait. Found under the floorboards of a circa 1790s tavern, located in Washington County of New York. Unfortunately, no additional information has been discovered regarding this particular bottle; possibly a commemorative item created in honor of Lafayette's visit to the United States, which took place circa 1824-1825. Some of the printed design and lettering has worn off of the bottle at base of cartouche from handling with all else secure and fine. (Dimensions: 11.75" H.)
232-233 - SOLD
George Washington - SOLD
Dimensions: 8" H.
230-1 - SOLD
Parian Bust, after Houdon
Circa 1860 - SOLD
As depicted, standing at 11.5-inches
And in fine condition; within interior of analogous base written in pencil is-"Christmas 1863".
333-87 - SOLD
Commemorative - SOLD
As depicted, a pleasing example of GGW depicted in uniform; signed on reverse-"WASHINGTON 1732-1932."
448-4 - SOLD
Featuring relief medallion portraits of Washington, Webster, and Clay; the Declaration of Independence with Trumbull's painting of the signing in the center...
Silver Plate - SOLD
Oval silver plated tray features relief medallion portraits of George Washington, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay as well as a copy of the Declaration of Independence with the Trumbull painting of the signing of the Declaration in the center. The medallions are by, or based upon, commemorative medals by Charles Cushing Wright often thought of as the finest die sinker of the early 19th century. Washington is from a circa 1851 medal honoring the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, while Clay and Webster are circa 1852, the year both men died. The central motif is a copy of the Declaration of Independence engraved by S. H. Black circa 1859 and in the center is a representation of the Trumbull painting of the signing that appeared on the reverse of Wright's 1851 medal. On either side of the Washington portrait are eagles, one with a sword in its beak and the other with the scales of justice. Both have fasces at their feet. Beneath the Constitution is a panoply of arms and flags as well as the reverse of the Clay medal. The Webster and Washington images are signed "C. C. Wright D & F." The Declaration is signed "Printed according to Acts of Congress in the year 1859 by S. H. Black in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."
It appears that the tray originally had an integral hanger on the reverse of the rim, but that the sheer weight of the tray caused a separation of the body and the rim. There is an old, very possibly contemporary, repair where the separation occurred. Overall the tray is in very good condition with some areas of copper showing through probably due to over polishing and a slight crease near the Webster image. (Approximately 28-inches x 23-inches.)
270-36 - SOLD