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President Ulysses S. Grant
Presentation Gold Quartz Match Safe, Circa 1869
Unmarked Elaborately Engraved
Gold and Nevada Rose Colored Gold Quartz
Jeweler made, hand engraved match safe
presented to J.R. Jones (1823-1909),
successful politician and close friend of U.S. Grant,
by President U.S. Grant in 1869. - SOLD


President Ulysses S. Grant Presentation Gold Quartz Match Safe, Circa 1869
Unmarked Elaborately Engraved Gold and Nevada Rose Colored Gold Quartz, entire view 1

In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became president and appointed Joseph Russell Jones as U.S.
Marshall for the Northern District of Illinois. Lincoln consulted Jones, Grant's confidant, to learn if
Grant was planning to run against him in the next election. After President Lincoln was
assassinated, Jones served as a pallbearer for Lincoln’s funeral train procession in Chicago.
During the Civil War Jones worked to advance the military and personal fortunes of General
Grant. Not long after Grant was elected president, he nominated Jones as Minister Resident to
Belgium; Jones returned from that assignment in 1875 with Grant making him Collector of the
Port of Chicago. A year later as scandal and charges of cronyism overtook Grant, Jones was
forced to resign; the friendship was severed.

Very early, beautifully elaborate jeweler-made hand carved 18K gold quartz match safe from
Nevada presented to J.R. Jones by Ulysses S. Grant in 1869. Inlayed moss agate with hinged
gold top, hand carved striker on bottom, and a panel of gold multi-color quartz from Nevada.
Inscribed, “Presented by USG (Ulysses S. Grant) to J.R. Jones (Joseph Russell Jones) 1869.”

Provenance:

Ulysses S. Grant to Joseph Russell Jones
Joseph Russell Jones to William Downing
William Downing by descent to his nephew William N. Brown
Brown to his son G. Elliot Brown
G.E. Brown to Thomas Gordon Brown
By Descent to Scott T. Brown

The lot is accompanied by a letter written by Scott T. Brown in support of provenance; also, a
copy of a book titled Joseph Russell Jones by George R. Jones.

The upper right corner of quartz panel has tiny fissure, otherwise overall condition is outstanding
and original. (2.25 X 1.25 by .25”)

SOLD

232-366




Richard Nixon Gift of China & Crystal Glassware, to Ambassador John P. Humes John Humes, Ambassador to Austria - Presidency of Richard Nixon (1969 – 1974) Old Ivory Syracuse China and Castleton Studios China; Unknown Maker of Glassware - SOLD


Richard Nixon Gift of China & Crystal Glassware, to Ambassador John P. Humes John Humes, Ambassador to Austria - Presidency of Richard Nixon (1969 – 1974), entire view

Formerly the property of John P. Humes, American ambassador to Austria; presidency of Richard Nixon (1969 – 1974). Lot contains 213 pieces of high quality presidentially gifted dinnerware and 92-pieces of stemware…each displaying the gold Great Seal of the United States [1904 coat of Arms]. The pieces served diplomatic functions at the American Embassy in Austria.

Included are three large tubs of ambassadorial scrapbooks, some blue with impressed gilt owners initials, “JPH and “JSH”, and “Vienna”; also, political and personal albums of the Humes family. Notable items include a signed letter from President Richard Nixon to Ambassador Humes, a signed letter from Henry Kissinger, and an autographed photograph of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush. There are many dozens of professional photographs documenting diplomatic events including, yet not limited to photographs of receptions at the American Embassy in Vienna, including President Nixon’s visit to Salzburg in the Spirit of ’76 airplane. Lot also includes full albums pertaining to the first SALT Conference on Disarmament in Vienna; also, the opening reception of the East West Trade Center, and a White House state dinner with President Gerald Ford in 1974. There are many handwritten guest lists, telegrams, briefings, and more, an instant achieve waiting for organization.


Presidential China

8” Salad Plates, 21

Cream soup bowls, 10

10.25” Dinner Plates, 9

Demitasse saucers, 9

9” Luncheon plates, 10

Demitasse cups, 5

Cream soup saucers, 10

Coffee cups, 5

Coffee saucers, 7

5.75” small bowls/sauce bowls, 10

Bread and butter plats, 9

Vegetable bowls, 2

12.5” chargers, 2

12” platter, 1

14” platter, 1

9.5” serving bowl, 1

Gravy boat, 1


Crystal Stemware

Champagnes, 23

Sorbet glasses, 14

Cordials, 12

White wine, 13

Red wine, 11

Conical wine, 9

Ice cream bowls, 10

952-9 - SOLD




Portrait
General Joshua Chamberlain
Anonymous
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Portrait
General Joshua Chamberlain
Anonymous
Late 19th Century, entire view

As depicted...restored.
Frame: 33 x 39 inches;
View: 23.75 x 29.75 inches.

110-359 - SOLD




William Henry Harrison
Campaign Badge/Token
Circa 1840
Copper - SOLD


William Henry Harrison
Campaign Badge/Token
Circa 1840, entire view

The obverse shows bust of Harrison in uniform facing left, 3 buttons, "MAJ. GEN. W. H. HARRISON / BORN FEB. 9 1773:" reverse shows log cabin with flag, cider barrel with pitcher on top, "THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE / THE HERO OF TIPPECANOE;" hole punched at 12 o'clock; very good + condition. Measures 1-inch in diameter.

110-310 - SOLD




Polychrome Wax Portrait
Frederick The Great - SOLD


Polychrome Wax Portrait
Frederick The Great, entire view

Frederick II of Prussia (1712 - 1786), commonly known as Frederick the Great, reigned from 1750 - 1786, tinted profile wax portrait in a round fiberboard case with wallpaper on the bottom and colored German advertisement inside, there is tape around the outside of the case should be remounted, but the was portrait, other than some dust, is in very good condition. (Diameter: 3.5-inches.)

110-353 - SOLD




Handbill
Rutherford B. Hayes
New Hampshire - SOLD


Handbill
Rutherford B. Hayes
New Hampshire, entire view

1876 New Hampshire handbill with engraved portraits of Rutherford B. Hayes and Vice Presidential candidate William A. Wheeler along with the names of five candidates for Presidential Electors; there is an engraving of a Revolutionary and Civil War soldier with the NH state seal, the Liberty Bell, a pair of shields marked 1776 and 1876 respectively, a banner with a patriotic slogan and Centennial, the engraving is signed Kilburn Engraver Boston; two folds, some light stains, no tears or holes. Measures 9.5-inches by 4-inches.

110-311 - SOLD




Grant and Colfax
Near mint...
Campaign Flag
Circa 1868 - SOLD


Grant and Colfax
Near mint...
Campaign Flag
Circa 1868, entire view

Red stripes with black lettering "GRANT AND COLFAX" and a blue field stenciled on cotton. Very good condition with strong colors and slight toning along a vertical centerfold as well as one or light spots, no holes, tears or repairs. (Approximately 20-inches by 17-inches framed, flag approximately 14.75-inches by 11.5-inches.)

232-80 - SOLD




Buckeye Centennial Folding Trade Card
With Harrison & Cleveland
Dated 1888 - SOLD


Buckeye Centennial Folding Trade Card
With Harrison & Cleveland
Dated 1888, entire view

The card has a congressional map of Ohio, plus statistical information about Ohio.
Dimensions: 4 by 5.25-inches.

171-32 - SOLD




Garfield - Arthur Campaign
Brass Button
1880 Presidential Campaign - SOLD


Garfield - Arthur Campaign
Brass Button
1880 Presidential Campaign, entire view

Convex brass button with steel shank, embossed lettering "GARFIELD AND ARTHUR" 1880 campaign button, very good. - ¾-inch Diameter.

110-347 - SOLD




President Benjamin Harrison
Cast Iron Trivet - SOLD


President Benjamin Harrison
Cast Iron Trivet, entire view

Cast iron trivet with bust portrait of President Harrison framed by horseshoe raised on three feet. (4 .5-inches Wide x 5-inches Long x ¾-inches High.)

110-341 - SOLD




A Scarce Cast Iron Trivet
President Grover Cleveland Trivet - SOLD


A Scarce Cast Iron Trivet
President Grover Cleveland Trivet, entire view

Cast iron trivet with three-quarter profile portrait of President Grover Cleveland surrounded by a horseshoe raised on three feet. (4 .5-inches Wide x 5-inches Long x ¾-inches High)

110-342 - SOLD


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