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Colonial America
 Colonial Artifacts


3414 - FORT DORCHESTER, SOUTH CAROLINA, 2.5" X 6.5" handmade brick marked in white paint "Fort Dorchester, SC, 1695". The old town of Dorchester was established in 1695 by Puritans from Massachusetts Bay. It became an important trading post and port until trade with Britain ended as a result of the Revolutionary War, by 1811 the town was abandoned. Fort Dorchester was constructed at the southwestern end of the town about 1757 during the French & Indian War as a strong tabby built fortification on the Ashley River. The fort structure had, at its center, a powder magazine and that was surrounded with an eight foot tall tabby wall. In each corner of the fort was a half bastion. As the French & Indian War came to a close and the Revolutionary War began the fort was upgraded and garrisoned by both the British and the American revolutionaries. The fort changed hands at least three times during the Revolutionary War and was finally recaptured by American forces under General Nathaniel Greene in December 1781. Very fine...................................................SOLD


3421 - EARLY EYE SURGEON'S OPERATING KIT
, Late 18th, early 19th Century, 9 piece ivory handle surgeon's kit for eye surgery. 5" X 5" silk lined carrying case marked Luen, complete except for one small implement, small probes, scalpels implement for keeping the eye open. Excellent condition...................................................
$750.00

2502 - 18TH CENTURY PIPE TAMPER WITH TWO PERIOD PIPEBOWLS, A very early "Rooster" design metal piper tamper with a very small head suggesting being used on a late 17th or early 18th Century sized pipe bowl to compress tobacco into the bowl. Included are two pipe bowls that date from that period. The "Rooster" design suggests French manufacture. These wee widely used in Colonial America. From an old NY Collection...............................................$125.00


14122 - SARATOGA - FORT MILLER, LEAD SPINNER, 1" flat lead spinner with two holes, when spun on a string these were used for amusement or for security usages in signaling, recovered north of the Saratoga battlefield near Fort Miller on the Hudson River. Very fine...............................................................$49.00

14127 - COLONIAL PIPE BOWL, FORT HUNTER, NY, Late 17th Century curvature to the petite bowl with a 1" stem remaining, recovered from the area of Fort Hunter on Schoharie Creek, Montgomery County, NY, decoration to tip of bowl, fine...............................$45.00

14129 - LEAD TRADE ROUND PENDANT, FORT BAUSEJOUR RENAMED FORT CUMBERLAND, 1751-56, the fort was renamed Fort Cumberland after Monckton's victory at Point de Bute, New Brunswick, fine..............................................$45.00


MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

11060 - The young aristocrat French army officer who came to America and served with distinction under George Washington during the American Revolution. He became a Major General in the Continental Army and fought at several major battles. He was wounded at Brandywine, won distinction for his actions at the Battle of Rhode Island, and blocked the British troops under Cornwallis so Washington and the French Allies could prepare for battle at Yorktown. Between his military duties he traveled to France to lobby for additional French military and financial aid for the Colonies. He became a life long friend of Washington and was rewarded for his actions during the Revolution with land and money approved by Congress. Included in this display is a strand of hair from a small lock belonging to Lafayette that descended through the family of Mary Custis Lee. Provenance documents accompany this display. Ex-Alexander Historical Auctions 2013. This display is 11" X 14", double matted with rich blue suede matting with gold Florentine trim with the hair encased in a magnified box. The display requires a 3/4" deep frame. Unframed - shrink wrapped ready for framing...........................$250.00                            Custom framed...............................................................................$300.00

WASHINGTON AND LAFAYETTE

11061 - This handsome display has strands of hair belonging to George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette, two of the most important figures of the Revolutionary War. Washington was the Commander of all American forces during the War and Lafayette became a trusted Major General and close friend of Washington. Washington's hair came from a small lock that descended from the family of George Steptoe Washington, the nephew of George Washington. The strand belonging to Lafayette descended from the family of Mary Custis Lee. All provenance papers are included with the display. The display is 11" X 14" and is double matted in rich blue suede with Florentine gold trim with the strands encased in a magnified box. The display requires a 3/4 deep frame. Unframed - shrink wrapped ready to frame...............................................$595.00        Custom framed...................................$650.00


10615 - 18TH CENTURY AMPUTATION KNIFE, 13" overall, curved blade, turned wooden handle with iron bolster, a nice early medical implement, fine.......................................$245.00

10616 - LARGE STRAIGHT BLADE AMPUTATION KNIFE, 18" overall, 12" straight and narrow discussed blade although quite sharp........................................$150.00

10617 - EARLY PHARMACEUTICAL MORTAR AND PESTLE, 18th Century, 5" high, 5" wide with wide flanged opening. 7" pestle. All brass with a nice patina, square handles to either side. Shows quite a bit of use. These are getting most difficult to find. Very fine...........................................................$195.00


40722 - EARLY FLORIDA POLYCHROME TILE FROM ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, 5" X 9.5" X 3/4" ceramic tile with polychrome finish. Active scene of a deer prancing in a field among flowers and tree. Period late 17th - Early 18th Century. Vibrant colors with a bright yellow border. Excavated years ago in the St. Augustine, Florida area and has been in a private collection ever since. An excellent example of the Spanish-Moorish style of that period. Condition is excellent. A wonderful piece of early Florida history from the oldest city in America....................................................$1,250.00

40723 - ORIGINAL WOODEN HARDWOOD PEGS TAKEN FROM A COLONIAL BUILDING NEAR BOSTON, 1" X 8" hardwood pegs dating to the 18th Century used to construct a Colonial Period building near Boston. Pegs are pointed at one end. Have a few available...................................................$20.00/each

40724 - SUPERB WESTERWALD STONEWARE POTTERY BALUSTER JUG, 17TH - 18TH CENTURY, 5" X 11.75", cobalt blue/gray, salt glazed. A massive piece of Westerwald pottery with beautiful decorative medallions. One being an woman kneeling holding a medallion in elaborate relief, knight on horse back another a family crest, applied lion head studs and rosettes, birds with incised hearts. In 17th Century Virginia, the most common form is the jug, with most of the surface covered by relief molding, stamps, and sometimes carving. Occasionally found are jugs with narrow mouths, stamped decoration, and one to three relief-molded medallions on an otherwise undecorated body. The cobalt blue decoration characteristic of Westerwald, and adopted onto American stoneware, actually originated in modern Belgium, at Raeren. While this fine example has no specific provenance to Virginia, similar examples have been excavated at numerous Chesapeake sites. This exceptional non dug example originated from a Maryland source..........................................$795.00

7201 - COLONIAL SILVER PLATED KNIFE AND FORK, Three prong fork and matching knife. 6" - 7", 1770 - 1800, silver plated handles with ornate designs. Really attractive design and style. Choice condition..............................$185.00

7202 - COLONIAL SIX PIECE KNIFE SET, 7", steel knives with mother of pearl handles with silver trim. 18th Century, 6 identical knives, beautiful surfaces. An excellent example of tableware used by the gentry. From an old New York Collection. 6 knives...............................................$395.00



2131 - COLONIAL RING PIPE TAMPER, CROWN POINT, NY
, 1.5" iron pipe tamper for use with pipes to push tobacco in the pipe bowl, ring with tamper, design worn on the bottom of the ring, excavated at Crown Point, NY........................................
$145.00

2132 - COLONIAL RING PIPE TAMPER, CROWN POINT, NY, 1.75" iron pipe tamper for use with pipes to push tobacco in the pipe bowl, ring with tamper, seal still very sharp on the bottom of the ring being a bird with closed wings, excavated at Crown Point, NY..........................................................SOLD


121817 - 18TH CENTURY FOOT WARMER, wooden turned frame with grilled tin insert for holding hot coals. 7.5" X 9" X 5.5", commonly used under tables or high chairs to bring heat to the user away from the fireplace. Swinging door with removable tray. Neumann dates these 1740-1840 [see page 326 Antique Country Furnishings]. This example is the classic style with the spindle posts that would put it in the 18th Century. Fine, no problems. First one we have had in several years, complete with bail iron handle....................................................SOLD

91611 - COLONIAL BRASS CHAMBER CANDLESTICK, 5.5" X 10.5", hammered brass bedchamber "stick" used to pass through the colonial house using a single candle. Three leaves in base. The style is Dutch as Dutch items were popular imports [tobacco boxes, sniff boxes, candlesticks]. Very attractive. Period 1750 - 90, very fine.........................................................$150.00

91612 - COLONIAL BRASS CHAMBER CANDLESTICK, 9" X 15", hammered brass, decorative flowers design in base. The style is Dutch as Dutch items were popular imports [tobacco boxes, sniff boxes, candlesticks]. Very attractive. Period 1750 - 90, very fine. A massive example used with a single candle...................................$195.00


80300 - FRENCHMAN'S ISLAND, NY, ONEIDA LAKE, NY, Large brass 2" X 2" knee buckle with all hooks, 18th Century, nice green patina. Excavated by Dan Piraino on Frenchman's Island. The Piraino family had lived along the lake shore for over 40 years. The Island was settled in 1790 by Mr. and Madame de Wattiness and their three children. They cleared 27 acres and then abandoned the site in 1793. The island got its name from these French settlers. It is unusual to be able to tie a name to an excavated relic...........................................$65.00

80305A - JESUIT TRADE MEDAL, OUR LADY OF GUADELOUPE, 18th Century, 1" Our Lady of Guadalupe - (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe - (Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. Two accounts, published in the 1640's, one in Spanish, one in Nahuatl, tell how, while walking from his village to Mexico City in the early morning of 9 December 1531 (then the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Spanish Empire), the peasant Juan Diego saw on the slopes of the Hill of tepeyac a vision of a girl of fifteen or sixteen years of age, surrounded by light. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the local language, she asked that a church be built at that site, in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the Lady as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the lady for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found at the usually barren hilltop Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, which the Virgin arranged in his peasant tilma cloak. When Juan Diego opened the cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on 12 December, the flowers fell to the floor, and in their place was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted on the fabric. Bust of Juan Diego/Our Lady of Guadeloupe, nice green patina. Very fine, no specific site...........................................$175.00     another octagon shaped....................................................................................................$175.00

80305 - JESUIT TRADE MEDAL, "IHS" SYMBOL, 18th Century, ¾" bronze medal, angel with HIS/Catholic Saint Berdardine of Siena. This monogram became more popular after the twelfth century when St. Bernard insisted much on devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and the fourteenth, when the founder of the Jesuits, Blessed John Colombini (d. 1367), usually wore it on his breast. Towards the close of the Middle Ages IHS became a symbol, quite like the chi-rho in the Constantine period. Sometimes above the H appears a cross and underneath three nails, while the whole figure is surrounded by rays. IHS became the accepted iconographical characteristic of St. Vincent Ferrer (d. 1419) and of St. Bernardine of Siena (d. 1444). The latter holy missionary, at the end of his sermons, was wont to exhibit this monogram devoutly to his audience, for which some blamed him; he was even called before Martin V. St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541), and thus it became the emblem of his institute. Site unknown, light tan patina.........................................$125.00

80306 - JESUIT TRADE MEDAL, ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA, 18th Century, ¾" bust of Saint Bernardine/Pope seated. Reports of miracles attributed to Bernardino multiplied rapidly after his death, and Bernardino was canonized as a saint in 1450, only six years after his death, by Pope Nicholas V. His feast day in the Roman Catholic Church is on 20 May, the day of his death. Known as a fiery preacher. Nice tan patina, site unknown..................................................$100.00

80308 - JESUIT TRADE MEDAL, ST. PETER, 18th Century, ¾" St. Peter/the Risen Christ, Apostles below, site unknown, dark green patina, top loop missing but extremely sharp details..........................................................$65.00


80309 - JESUIT TRADE MEDAL
, 18th Century, ¾" Madonna with child Jesus/angel, very sharp details, site unknown, tan patina...................................................
$115.00

80239 - 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH MARKED PEWTER SPOONS, 7" with a wide circular bowl. Touch mark of a "Tudor Rose" inside the bowl. Nice honest use to the bottom of the bowl. Nice honest use to the bottom of the bowl. Fine condition. A very popular touch mark and contemporary to the mid 17th Century.............................................................$179.00


5122 - UNIQUE COLONIAL NY TASTING SPOON, 14.5" overall, 3.75" shallow iron bowl. The handle is a 9" and is maple with a turned design. Brass bolster resembles a knife handle. Found in upstate NY, c 1760 - 80, very unusual............................................$125.00

5123 - ENGLISH OFFICERS BOOTJACK, 10" walnut bootjack when closed it is the shape of an pistol, brass hinges, two spiral shaped lead projectiles at tip, old scratched id "M. Smith". Very unusual with the military motif. C 1770 - 1815, have never seen another in this style.........................................................$250.00

42901 - SPANISH DOCUMENT BOX IRON KEY, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, 2.5", iron document box key, four ovals inside the decorative key handle, excavated near St. Augustine, Florida. 17th Century, very fine....................................................$89.00

42902 - SPANISH DOCUMENT BOX IRON KEY, ST AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, 2.5", iron document box key, decorative key handle, excavated near St. Augustine, Florida, 17th Century, very fine.....................................................$89.00

42903 - COLONIAL WALNUT DEEP BASIN EATING BOWL, c. 1750, 2.75" X 8.0", dark walnut deep eating bowl, incised decorative rings, flat bottom. Ex-New York Collection. Beautiful dark patina to the wood, very fine.........................$195.00

42904 - COLONIAL WALNUT SERVING BOWL, c. 1750, 4.0" X 12", decorative rings, flat base, heavy style, old tight fissure. Dark walnut finish, from an old Massachusetts collection with a great patina, fine.........................$275.00


3225 - 17TH CENTURY JESUIT RING, CHERRY HILL SITE, NY, raised designs of clasped hands. Ring is completely intact. Found near a Seneca site, near Cherry Hill site NY. Unusual design. Fine....................................................$225.00

3226 - 17TH CENTURY CHERRY HILL SITE, NY, overall with loop, .75. Oval medal with Madonna and child Jesus/face of Christ. Nice green patina with complete loop. Found near a Seneca site near Cherry Hill site..............................................$185.00

1175 - COLONIAL POTTERY, 18TH CENTURY, 5.5" Dutch imported pitcher with spout, attractive designs to glaze trim. Ex-New York Collection. Very fine..................................................$150.00

1177 - COLONIAL POTTERY, C 1760, 6", German slip glazed spout pitcher, mottled decorative trim. Ex-New York Collection. Very fine.............................................$145.00

1178 - EARLY COLONIAL POTTERY, C 1680, 5.5" plain ceramic jug pitcher, consistent with imported pottery of the late 17th Century. Ex-New York Collection, Very fine........................................................$135.00

1179 - COLONIAL POTTERY, 18TH CENTURY
, 6" German red ware pitcher, mottled designs. Ex-New York Collection, Very fine..........................................
$145.00


801909 - 18TH CENTURY ANTLER HORN SNUFFBOX, 2.75", two piece antler horn snuff box of Scottish design. The Highlander regiment carried many items made of antler bone. Choice condition...........................................$250.00

801913 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUZZER - YORKTOWN, VA, 2.25", lead "Buzzer" used by soldiers as a toy swung on a string. Excavated near Yorktown, VA...................................................................$75.00

801914 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR HARNESS BUCKLE - YORKTOWN, VA, 3", brass buckle excavated at Yorktown, VA. Light green patina................................$49.00

801915 - COLONIAL LEAD SCALE WEIGHT - CHARLESTON, SC, 2.5" circular lead weight with B S punched into the face. Excavated in Charleston, SC. Identical style weights such as this excavated at Jamestown [photos included]................$49.00


5036 - LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY MEDICAL TWEEZERS AND PROBE
, 3.5" bone handled tweezers and a hooked probe, both quite nice. The pair........................................................................
$125.00

5064 - COLONIAL ERA FIREPLACE BELLOWS, Late 18th - Early 19th Century. 8" X 18", wooden fireplace bellows with soft leather interior. Some hob nails decorating the exterior. The leather still maintains compression and still works. Overall very good and a large one used for a large fireplace. These are scarce today.........................................................$125.00


2272 - BEAUTIFUL HAND BLOWN GLASS MEDICINE VIAL DUG AT AN AMERICAN CAMPSITE NEAR BRANDYWINE, PA, 5" high, deep pontil glass medicine vial dug in an American camp near Brandywine, PA. It has the complete delicate lip, no damage! Ex-Bob Oswald Collection, c. 1760 - 1780 style, glass very thin as it should be for that period..................................................................$145.00

2274 - BEAUTIFUL WESTERWALD 18TH CENTURY STONEWARE JUG, PERIOD GEORGE I - II, Salt-glazed. The vessels typically have cobalt blue decoration and after about 1665, sometimes have manganese purple. Made in Siegburg, Raeren, and later Hohr at the end of the 16th Century. The monochrome style reappeared in the Westerwald about 1675 and continued into the 18th Century. In 17th Century Virginia, the most common form is the jug, with most of the surface covered by relief molding, stamps, and sometimes carving. Occasionally found are jugs with narrow mouths, stamped decoration, and one to three relief-molded medallions on an otherwise undecorated body. This fine example measures 4.5" X 8.0" with handle. The George Rex seal is very sharp and dates to George I - II. Royal ciphers: WR (William III, 1688 - 1702) AR (Queen Anne, 1702 - 1714) or GR (George I & II, 1714 - 1760). Westerwald stoneware pottery has been excavated in numerous Colonial sites such as Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the Chesapeake area. In superb condition.......................................................$975.00

2289 - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN AREA, Late 17th - 18th Century, 3" round leather washer used on wagons, carts, and other machinery with moving parts. Old #516 label on it [site find #], peat bog find - near perfect.........................................$50.00


2240 - COLONIAL ERA IRON FOOT STIRRUP, 6.5" overall, stirrup with welded loops which were attached to leather straps, excavated in Pennsylvania, designed for the front of the boot to fit into the formed foot rest, 18th Century, all intact, fine condition..........................................................................$125.00

1192 - JESUIT MEDAL, WATKINS SITE, CAYUGA/IROQUIS SITE, NEW YORK 1690 - 1730, 25mm, bronze medal with partial loop. Two worshipers kneeling beneath the three crosses of cavalry, reverse St. Peter stands with sword as he tried to defend Christ in the Garden when Christ was taken prisoner [Mount of Olives], good details, oval shape..........................................................$125.00

1194 - JESUIT MEDAL, WATKINS SITE, CAYUGA/IROQUIS SITE, NEW YORK 1690 - 1730, 25mm, bronze medal with full loop. Christ crowned and holds a scepter, reverse St. Claire, canonized in 1255 and founded the Poor Clare's religious order for women. Exceptionally sharp details..............................................$145.00

12172 - LARGE IRON FLINT STRIKER AND FLINT, unusually large with a equally unusual shape with a large flint. 4", excavated on the East Coast...................................$55.00

12178 - COLONIAL DEEP BRASS BASIN, 18th Century either English or Dutch, 3.5" X 12 1/2" basin that shows lots of use but no damage, from a old New York Collection..............................................$150.00

12180 - CHINESE IMPORTED POTTERY USED IN THE COLONIES, Chinese pottery was quite fashionable in Colonial America and was actively imported through England for use in the Colonies. 6" ornate bowl with blue decorative trim that was excavated in an unknown sea wreck [you can see the dark circle in the bottom of the dish where another bowl was stacked in the ship], other than that marking very fine..........................................................$69.00

12186 - EARLY TRADE IRON DIPPER FROM MISSISSIPPI, c 1730 - 1750, 7" overall cast iron water dipper, excavated in Lee County, MS, 3/30/70 [old collector's tags]. A trade item probably English as by that time the English were trading with the Creeks and Chickasaws in Alabama and NE Mississippi. Very fine..............................................................$150.00


12187 - A GROUP OF 5 COLONIAL BUCKLES
, 3/4" all non-dug, small buckles used for clothing, cartridge boxes, etc. A group of 5 all with keepers...........................
$50.00


Washington and Lincoln's Actual Hair

Our 1st and 16th Presidents

We are producing a limited number of these displays. Displays are 11" X 14" in size; are double matted. The matting is either blue silk or blue suede with gold Florentine trim. A colored portrait of Washington and Lincoln are included in the presentation. Included are strands of hair from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington's hair descended in the family of George Steptoe Washington, nephew of George Washington, to a Martha Washington in 1924 and was recently sold at auction. Lincoln's hair descended in the family of Mrs. Caroline Wright, the wife of Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright, friends of the Lincolns. These relics were passed through the Wright family until offered at auction by Christie's in 1992. Ex-Forbes Collection, [2002]. The hair strands are displayed in a magnified cover for better viewing. Each display comes with provenance documents for your records. We offer these in separate displays at $295 and $450 [Lincoln and Washington] but this one at $595 for both Presidents. Custom framed is $650. This is a $150 saving from buying two separate displays


GEORGE WASHINGTON
1732 - 1799

A strand of hair belonging to George Washington that descended in the family of his nephew George Steptoe Washington to his great granddaughter Martha Washington of Philadelphia, the great - great grandniece of General George Washington. George Steptoe Washington was the son of Samuel Walter Washington who died in 1781. George Washington acted as guardian for his nephew after his brother's death. Martha Washington took possession of the lock of George Washington's hair, this strand originated from in 1924.

11810 - 11" X 14", double matted with royal blue suede matting with gold Florentine trim. A strand of George Washington's hair is encased in a magnified show box. A colored 200th Anniversary colored lithograph [1932] is included. The display comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as documents regarding the progression of ownership from the nephew of George Washington to Martha Washington in 1924 as well as other information on the family. Unframed..............................$450.00                      Custom framed [requires a 3/4" deep frame]....................................$495.00


11091 - ORIGINAL WOODEN HARDWOOD PEGS TAKEN FROM A COLONIAL BUILDING NEAR BOSTON, 1" X 8" hardwood pegs dating to the 18th Century used to construct a Colonial Period building near Boston. Pegs are pointed at one end. Have a few available...................................................$20.00/each


7201 - COLONIAL SILVER PLATED KNIFE AND FORK, Three prong fork and matching knife. 6" - 7", 1770-1800, silver plated handles with ornate designs. Really attractive design and style. Choice condition.....................................$185.00

7202 - COLONIAL SIX PIECE KNIFE SET, 7", steel knives with mother of pearl handles with silver trim. 18th Century, 6 identical knives, beautiful surfaces. An excellent example of tableware used by the gentry. From an old New York Collection. 6 knives................................................$395.00

7203 - FRENCH COLONIAL IRON STRIKER, 18th Century, 2.75" iron striker that was dug in Mississippi. Nice form and condition. The French did extensive trading with the Southeast Indian nations in Alabama and Mississippi. This specimen came from northeast Mississippi where the Chickasaws and Choctaws had numerous settlements.................................$125.00

7209 - LARGE COLONIAL KNIFE AND FORK, MATCHING SET, 18th Century, silver plated handle, matching large knife and fork, 7" - 8", two prong fork, a nice matched pair from an Albany, NY Collection. Very fine..................................$195.00




7210 - THREE CANDLE COLONIAL WAX MOLD
, Colonial period, c. 1780. Three tube tinned mold with stand for making three wax candles at a time. Condition is excellent from an old New York Collection................................
$125.00 




7216 - BLACK GLASS CASED GIN, 18TH CENTURY BOTTLE
, 3" X 9" with flattened neck. A popular bottle that was stored in wooden racks/cases for shipping, thus called the "cased gin". Very fine.....................................
$145.00



7217 - BLACK GLASS CASED GIN, 18TH CENTURY BOTTLE
, 3.5" X 9", flattened neck, stored in racks/cases for shipping. Nice dark color and very popular in the Colonies. Very fine.......................................
$155.00



7218 - COLONIAL TRADING KETTLE, MID 18TH CENTURY
, 5.5" X 9", flat-bottomed trade brass kettle with bail eyes less the iron bail. Nice hammered sides, excavated in New York and from an old New York collection. Typical of the style traded to the Indians in upstate New York. No holes or any significant blemishes........................................................
$250.00





7222 - EXCAVATED AT CHARLESTON, SC
, c. 1780, 3.75" X 10", English mallet cylindrical bottle, minimal ground action to the dark green glass. Nice form.............................................
$165.00





7223 - EXCAVATED AT JAMESTOWN, VA
, 3.75" X 9.75", 1780 - 1800, excavated near Jamestown, VA. English made cylinder dark green glass, slight bend to neck.......................................................
$135.00



7226 - AMERICAN COLONIAL POTTERY, DUTCH IMPORT, Mid to late 18th Century. 3.5" X 5", rust colored pitcher with spout with colorful designs of cream, green and pink, with handle and spout. Minor chipping to glaze in spots, bright colors..........................................................$125.00


6143 - RARE RELIC OF GALVEZTOWN IN LOUISIANA, A large oval 21mm X 27mm silver top to a man's ring with some traces of engraving still evident. Excavated years ago in the site of Spanish "Galveztown" in Louisiana near the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge. In 1778, British refugees and American Loyalists fled the American settlement of Canewood and settled in Spanish territory with the permission of Count Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Governor of Louisiana and viceroy of New Spain (Mexico). In honor of the Spanish Governor, the refugees named their settlement "Galveztown". In 1779, Galvez sent immigrants from the Canary Islands, known as Islenos, to Galveztown hoping to establish a military stronghold against the British in West Florida, who controlled nearby Baton Rouge at the time. The Spanish plans were for the town to be built in traditional Spanish villa layout including a military fort, although evidence of the town's eventual layout, including the fort, is limited. By the end of 1779, Galveztown lost much of its importance as military post after the British lost Baton Rouge, Mobile and Pensacola to the Spanish; and the town began to decline as disease, natural disaster, and scarcity of supplies took their toll. In 1785, the population was down to 242. By 1804, only 28 families and less than 25 slaves remained........................................................$125.00

6144 - FRENCH COPPER TRADE BRACELET, Mid 18th Century, from a trading site in Mississippi. Predates the use of silver in the French trading system with southeastern Indians, 3.5" diameter, open ends, similar to but a little ticker than those seen in the "Tunica Treasure" thus probably later by a few decades than those. Very fine...................................$125.00


6146 - DUTCH SLIP DECORATED WIDE MOUTH PITCHER, 1700-1750
, 7" high X 5" wide, single handle slip decorated. Originated out of Albany, NY. A very functional early colonial pitcher in fine condition (#23)....................
$125.00




11800 - 18TH CENTURY BRANDING IRON
, 18" with a large English "F". Sleeve for attaching to a pole, excavated in upstate New York, quite unusual style of the letter "F" as most seen are a variant of a block styled letter. Fine...............................
$145.00

 


11814 - A GREAT PAIR OF WROUGHT IRON ANDIRONS
, Late 18th Century, upstate New York. A huge and massive pair of "gooseneck" andirons that measures 22" high and 24" deep. Quite massive in weight and could most certainly be used today. Never excavated, has a great look......................................
$265.00


EARLY COLONIAL PIPES

We bought a nice grouping of Early Colonial pipes that date back to the 1600's through the Revolutionary War. What is nice about this group is they all show use and all have some sterms as many are excavated minus the entire stem. Cannot be sure of the sites, so we won't give site provenance. They were sold to us coming from New York, Charleston, and St. Augustine, FL. One is definitely Crown Point, NY.

82 - 1600 - 1620, 3 3/4" - 4", small distinctive bowl. Early style, rare as such (2).....................................................$49.50/each

83 - 1620 - 1660, 3 1/2" - 3 3/4", again the bowl changes slightly more larger and elongated. (3)........................................$45.00/each

84 - 1660 - 1680, 3 3/4" - 4", bowl is larger, still thick stems. (8)..............................$45.00/each 


90 - SUPERB FLAME STITCHED CLOTH PURSE, 6" X 7 1/2", popular flame like stitch pattern of the 1770's, (see Neumann pg. 324). Beautiful designs to the exterior in red, white, black, and gold, interior silk lining checkered silk fabric in brilliant colors. Tiny brass rings to draw the purse close with a drawstring. Rarely seen so nice................................$450.00

91 - HEAVY IRON FOUR SPOUT OIL LAMP WITH HOOK, Mid-18th Century American made oil lamp. 4" across with 8" twisted iron spike/hanging hook. This example is made of solid iron in contrast with the usual tinned examples usually seen for sale and in fact this is the first one of heavy iron we have ever handled. Numerous of these were used in Colonial homes. The hook/spike allowed for either jamming the spike between logs or hanging from a timber. Very nice with wick holder intact which many are missing on the tinned examples........$175.00

92 - MASSIVE BRASS COOKING POT WITH IRON FRAMING AND HANDLE, A wonderful example of a large brass cooking pot of the mid-18th Century. The bulbous pot bowl is 3.5" X 7" wide with a 10.5" handle. The hammered brass bowl of the pot is fashioned on an iron frame at the top and is mounted to a iron handle. The pot has seen some excellent use with small contemporary repairs to the bowl and retaining iron ring. Originated from upstate New York and has all the ear markings of an Indian trade pot! One of the very few iron/brass pot combinations we have seen and offered............$225.00


97 - COLONIAL LARGE SHOE BUCKLES
, Brass with silver plate with ornamental designs. 2" X 4" overall, a matching pair of 18th Century shoe buckles with light usage, exceptional condition....................................
$165.00


98 - COLONIAL LARGE SHOE BUCKLES
, 3" X 3", silver plate on brass. 8 sided large buckles, moderate use if any. Exceptional condition, mid to late 18th Century......................................
$165.00

104 - BRITISH TRADE AXE, 18th Century, Muscogee County, GA. Oval socket, 6" with 4" blade. Moderate oxidation, excavated from an old Creek Indian site. A typical Trade axe of the late 18th Century traded to the Creeks who were British allies..............................$135.00


112 - POPULAR PAUL REVERE PIERCED LANTERN
, 18th - Early 19th Century pierced tin lantern. 5" X 14", overall with hanging ring (see Neumann pg. 77, figure 309). These are completely closed with a pierced tin-iron side to allow light out, but stopping a rush of air to extinguish the candle. Popular late 18th Century to early 19th Century. Getting difficult to find, excellent condition..........................................
$295.00


7168 - COLONIAL DOUBLE GREASE LAMP, Mid 18th Century. Double grease lamp, with hanging hook, elongated lamps with decorative trim which somewhat resembles an early French style, from an old New York Collection. Very fine condition..............................SOLD

7211 - COLONIAL TRIVET
, 18th Century, 5" X 8" wrought iron trivet for standing hot items on with a turned wooden handle in typical triangular fashion, from an old New York Collection. Very fine..............................
SOLD


7214 - COLONIAL POTTERY, GERMAN SLIP PITCHER
, 4.5" X 8", dark glaze with geometric designs in darker glaze, with handle, in excellent condition. Imported into the Colonies in the 18th Century for everyday usage. Ex-New York Collection. Very fine................................................
SOLD


7215 - COLONIAL POTTERY, GERMAN SLIP GLAZED PITCHER
, 4" X 8" with handle. An attractive imported German example of the pottery imported into the Colonies during then 18th Century. Red-brown glazed finish, from an old New York Collection. Very fine..........................................
SOLD

7225 - AMERICAN COLONIAL FRENCH IMPORTED POTTERY, 3.5" X 4.0", glazed cream small wide mouthed pitched with handle with ornate flower designs, small fissure but very tight. Mid to late 18th Century...................................SOLD


6150 - FRENCH 18TH CENTURY GLAZED BOWL
, 7" diameter bowl with fancy decorative trim on the inside of the bowl. Perfectly intact. From an old New York collection. Very fine and most attractive..................
SOLD



6151 - FRENCH MID 18TH CENTURY SMALL PITCHER
, 7" high, single handle, very narrow base with a beautiful green slip decoration. From an old New York collection, c 1750.................................................
SOLD


6152 - FRENCH FLUTED SPOUT DRINKING MUG
, 5" X 5", single handle mug with decorative glaze trim in brown, cream, and green with a fluted design pouring spout. From an old New York Collection, choice..........................
SOLD


3231 - EARLY AMERICAN CHILD'S DOLL, 7" high, period 1800 - 1840. Constructed in a wire frame with beeswax head and hands. This doll has a multi-colored dress of red, white, and blue fabric, blue pantaloons, and green slippers. The head and hands are made of beeswax which has toned to a honey brown. The arms move in unison on the wire frame. The eyes are made with small trade seed beads and show no sign of any hair ever being affixed. Condition is excellent for the age of this small child's doll......................................SOLD

3232 - EARLY AMERICAN CHILD'S DOLL, 7" high, period 1800-1840. Constructed in a wire frame with beeswax head and hands. This doll has a wine colored satin dress with a rust colored blouse, striped pantaloons and green slippers. The head and hands are made of beeswax which has toned to a honey brown. The arms move in unison on the wire frame. The head shows no sign of any hair ever being affixed. Condition is excellent for the age of this small child's doll.................................SOLD


11801 - LARGE NAUTICAL DIVIDER
, A very large iron nautical divider used for charting sea routes. 18" in length. c1770 - 1800. Very fine and operative.........
SOLD


11802 - THREE SIDED COLONIAL LANTERN
, 12" tinned three sided lantern with large tin hanger still attached. Three sided with glass, the back is a sliding panel for adding/removing the single candle. Mid to late 18th Century. Very fine...................................
SOLD

801916 - FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR FRENCH BUCKLE, c 1750's, 1" X 2" French brass buckle excavated in upstate New York, complete with keeper and has a great surface.....................................................SOLD

8002 - JESUIT TRADE RING, IHS INSCRIPTION, Bronze Jesuit trade ring with the popular inscription "IHS" on the face, excavated in Northern New York State, late 17th Century, nice patina. The IHS monogram is an abbreviation or shortening of Jesus' name in Greek to the first three letters. Thus ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, ιησυς (iēsus, "Jesus"), is shortened to ΙΗΣ (iota-eta-sigma), sometimes transliterated into Latin or English characters as IHS or IHC. It was popularized in the fifteenth century, however, by Franciscan disciple Bernadine of Sienna as a symbol of peace. In 1541, St. Ignatius Loyola adopted the symbol with three nails below and surrounded by the sun as the seal of the Jesuit order. A very nice example...........SOLD

5038 - 18TH CENTURY AMPUTATION SAW, 8" in length, iron frame with adjustable saw blade, turned wooden handle, used for cutting bone in amputations. Nice original patina. Very fine................................................SOLD

2281 - AN OUTSTANDING 18TH CENTURY RELIGIOUS MEDAL IN SUPERB CONDITION, 1.25" high, Virgin Mary/St. Peter in rough seas with eyelet, from an uncertain Jesuit site in New York. Beautiful brown patina, abnormally large and probably one of the nicest we have ever offered.................................SOLD

2286 - 1787 ENGLISH SILVER SHILLING, GEORGE III, Struck the year of the US Constitution, portrait of King George III. Extremely fine condition with nice luster. Just saw one in similar condition in a coin auction at $200 [auction not closed]. This attractive speciman.............................................................SOLD

2236 - 18TH CENTURY MEDICAL TWEEZERS, 5" overall, wide flat grips with 2" tweezers section, crude forgoing on handles, late 18th Century. Fine.....................................................................SOLD

12177 - 1780 - 1800 CAST IRON KETTLE
, 6" X 6.5", with original iron bail, three legged cast iron pot used for cooking. Very fine...............
SOLD

7208 - PENNSYLVANIA RED WARE BOWL, 18th Century, 7" diameter, red ware Pennsylvania shallow bowl with decorative glaze on the inside. Very fine...............................................SOLD

6142 - FRENCH COLONIAL LOUISIANA, 1740-1770, Copper plate, 6.5" diameter, copper small trade plate or shallow dish excavated from a site near New Orleans. Rounded and bent edges. Conceivable this could have been a lid to a copper or brass trade cooking pot [See Tunica Treasure page 182-184]. Copper food preparation/eating items were imported into Mobile and New Orleans from France quite extensively prior to 1750. This particular plate is 100% intact with a beautiful green patina to the copper with no fissures or damage which is quite unusual. It is interesting to note that plates of this size were often used by Indians in the Southeast as "GORGETS" and polished with river sand. This one being not holed in any spot was not used for this purpose. The old collector's tag affixed to the plate states "From the New Orleans Louisiana area". These early French items are extremely rare to be found in this condition.......................SOLD

11402 - FOUR INDIAN TRADE SILVER BROOCHES FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK, Mid 18th Century to Late 18th Century. Four hand-made brooches in silver all with the keepers, several different sizes must average near 3.4". Excavated in an unknown site in upstate New York. These were worn in clusters on a blouse throughout the Eastern tribes of the US, probably Seneca. The lot of four...................................................SOLD

78 - CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, GOLD RECOVERED FROM THE S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA, Housed in a sealed certificate display container is gold dust/fragments recovered from the S.S. Central America which sank in 1857 off the East coast of the United States in 8,000 feet of water. Over 25 pounds of gold dust was recovered from the steerage section of the ship. Thousands of US gold coins were also recovered which bring handsome prices on today's market. A great sea find relic, nicely presented...........................SOLD

81 - RARE DUTCH DELFWARE PLATE, 18th Century, 8" ornate blue deft design. Very similar to the designs on the popular delf wall tiles. Moderate wear to edge lip, great color, light and dark blue, completely intact.......................................................SOLD

801900 -- 17TH CENTURY THIMBLE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA, Colonial American metal thimble, excavated near Williamsburg, VA. c 1690, identical thimble is in the Jamestown Collection [photo included], choice condition..........................................SOLD

12185 - THREE IRON EARLY 18TH CENTURY STRIKERS, 3 different iron strikers excavated in the Albany, NY area, style is early 18th Century and probably trade strikers. The group.......................................SOLD

7212 - COLONIAL IRON TRIVET, 5" X 12", large style pot trivet with a "rat tail" designed handle, quite nice, 18th Century. From an old 18th Century house near Albany, NY..................................................SOLD


6147 - VIRGINIA NARROW MOUTH PETITE JUG
, 5" high. A very petite narrow mouth small jug of red ware with a dark brown lead glaze, excavated in Virginia [site unknown], early 18th Century [1700 - 1740]. Choice condition (#41).........................................
SOLD

6148 - VIRGINIA, WILLIAMSBURG AREA, CHINESE GINGER POT, 5" X 5", Chinese trade pot with blue-gray glaze. Excavated in the Williamsburg, VA area. Nice overall with a small hairline fissure that is very minor. Mid 18th Century. These Chinese imports were very popular in the 18th Century that were imported into the Colonies through England and France [#88], nice Virginia find................................................SOLD

11401 - BRITISH NAVAL LIEUTENANT'S SNUFF OR TOBACCO BOX REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1.5" high X 2.75" in width. A wooden circular box with a tin cover plate embossed with the Tudor Rose. This was the emblem used in the British Navy to distinguish the rank of Lieutenant. From 1767-87, this emblem was used on all British Navy Lieutenant's buttons. In excellent condition with a wonderful patina to the top of the box................................................SOLD

96 - 18TH CENTURY SILVER FRAMED EYEGLASSES WITH RARE SHAGREEN CASE, Exceptional pair of 18th Century silver framed eyeglasses with round lenses in near perfect condition. Paired with a beautiful shagreen covered hinged case with silver trim. A beautiful set................................SOLD


2290 - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN AREA
, Late 17th - 18th Century, 22" section of a man's leather belt with decorative designs, really well preserved. 2.5" wide. Found in a peat bog.........................
SOLD

2291 - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN AREA, Late 17th - 18th Century. Complete forward portion of a man's large shoe, just about 100% intact frontal portion with stitch holes existent still, found in a peat bog. Really a nice leather artifact.............................................SOLD

2292 - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN AREA, 17th Century pointed toe style, frontal portion of a shoe, typical of the 1680's in style. Excavated from a peat bog, intact frontal section. Rare..........................SOLD

2293 - COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN AREA, 18th Century. Leather parts of shoes as well as a section of a tooled leather belt, various sections of a shoe, excavated from a peat bog. Old archival tag #711 on one piece....................................................SOLD

1190 - FORT TOULOUSE, ALABAMA, FRENCH PERIOD 1717 - 1763, 8" double barbed fishing spear, the style used for trading with the local Creeks. This spear point has a wrap around socket very similar to pikes and spear points found in the northeast colonies during the early part of the 18th Century. Fort Toulouse was founded by the French in 1717 as a buffer from the English in Georgia. In the early years, the fort was staffed by French Marines. In 1751, the fort was replaced with a new fort. After the French & Indian War [1763], the French withdrew and the fort was abandoned. During the Creek Wars, Jackson built a fort on the site of the old French fort and it was named Fort Jackson. This spear point dates to the French period in that area. Ex-Dr. R.P. Burke Collection [excavated on private land]. Overall condition is fine with the barb end very distinct. French trading items of this period are rare.................................................................SOLD

7224 - AMERICAN COLONIAL, DUTCH IMPORTED SMALL PITCHER, 4.5" X 5.5", an ornate glazed pitcher with handle, green and brown trim with a rust colored base. Mid 18th Century and typical of the popular Dutch imported pottery into the Americas, from an old New York Collection..................................SOLD

50624 - 18TH CENTURY DELFTWARE PLATE, 9" Delftware plate with a motif of flowers in the traditional blue decor. Delftware or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Delftware in the latter sense is a type of pottery in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides. Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, ornaments, and tiles. This is an excellent specimen free of fissures. Along with the tiles, these plates were popular for import into the Colonies..................SOLD

12163 - SWIVEL SHOT EXCAVATED NEAR FORT TICONDEROGA, Small swivel shot used in small cannons on ramparts on fort walls excavated near Fort Ticonderoga by Frank Fravic in the 1960's [his white marking evident], FT 72 [location notation].....................................................SOLD


12164 - WALL CANNONBALL ONE POUNDER EXCAVATED AT FORT MONTGOMERY, NY
, 1# solid iron shot excavated from Fort Montgomery, NY. One of the twin forts of the Popolopen [Clinton and Montgomery] 1775 - 1777. Comes with info on the fort which was attacked October 1777.................
SOLD

9219 - COLONIAL AMERICAN FOOT WARMER, Wooden framed foot warmer with pierced tin sides with metal pans for coals intact. 12" X 12" X 8", used under tables, carriages. In excellent condition, quite nice................SOLD

9220 - LATE 18TH CENTURY - EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHAIN AMPUTATION SAW, 12" fine chain saw blade with two wooden spindle handles. The blade is in extraordinary condition. These are often seen at $800 and up. This fine example..................................................SOLD



7221 - EXCAVATED AT SAVANNAH, GA
, English Mallet green/black glass bottle, c. 1770, 4" X 8.5", had beautiful form and color, minimal ground action. Extremely nice............................................
SOLD


6149 - DUTCH WIDE MOUTH WITH DUAL HANDLES
, c 1680, 3" X 6" with dual handles, glazed finish. A very similar example is shown excavated at Jamestown, VA [not this example] (#81). Very fine..................
SOLD

5066 - FRENCH JESUIT TRADING RING, 18th Century trading brass Jesuit ring excavated in a French trading site Mackinac, Michigan. Engraved on the face are the Roman numerals XV probably as a tribute to King Louis 15th (1715-1774). Ring is 100% intact with a fissure in the bottom of the ring band. A nice reasonable example.....................................................SOLD

50615 - A BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY COLONIAL CARVED SPOON MADE OF HORN, 10" large spoon carved out of horn with a deep bowl, translucent to the eye, this is a splendid example of 18th Century craftsmanship, exceptional.....................................SOLD

50616 - BRITISH TRADE AXE, 18TH CENTURY, CREEK VILLAGE SITE IN GEORGIA, 6" British trade axe, late 18th Century, excavated near a Creek site Muscogee County, Georgia. Oxidized and sealed, forge marks evident. The axe has great form and is quite solid. The British traded in this area with the Creeks and this is a fine relic from Georgia.............................SOLD

2274 - THE FOX AND THE HOUND BOARD GAME, Early 19th Century small portable board game known as the "Fox and the Hound". Small wooden figures fit into a sliding compartment in the base, measures 4" X 4" with checkered playing top. Very fine..........................................SOLD

11492 - A ROYAL NAVY LIEUTENANT'S BUTTON, French-Indian War to Revolutionary War, emblem of the Tudor Rose. Large coat button, no shank, excavated in upstate New York. Quite uncommon with a nice face..................SOLD 

11400 - BRITISH ARMY EMBLEMS LION AND CROWN, A nice dug pair of Revolutionary War British army emblems (3/4" - 1"). One being a facing lion and the other a crown, the lion's head is cast and the crown is die stamped. Probably decorative emblems from a cartridge box or other leather accoutrement. Site unknown, but probably New York, both fine condition, the pair...........................................SOLD

11803 - BELT AXE EXCAVATED NEAR FORT TICONDEROGA, NY, 5" iron belt axe excavated near Fort Ticonderoga, NY. Old marking as such. c1750 - 1780. Quite nice with good style..................................SOLD

11811 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAMP POT CHAIN AND HOOK, Overall 20" with massive hook for hanging a large cast iron pot for camp cooking. Excavated in a Rev. War site near Petersburg, VA (Yorktown Campaign of 1781). Nice patina...........................SOLD

11812 - SPANISH PERIOD OF EXPLORATION IN FLORIDA, 3 items from the same site (1537 - 1600). Spanish relics found in Gilchrist County, Florida which includes a twisted blue glazed Neuva Cadiz tubular trade bead, a small section of chain mail armor, and a copper trade brooch (silver was not used in trade brooches until 1740-50). Desoto traveled up the west coast of Florida in 1537-43 and this county is one that Desoto passed through on his way to northwest Florida. The delicate chain mail has been preserved in beeswax. Relics from this period of early Florida history are impossible to fine...................................................SOLD


11813 - CHERRY HILL SITE NEW YORK, SENECA SITE, BRASS TRADING POT
, c1680, 7" high X 8" across. Hammered brass trading pot with intact iron bale. Comes with a period iron striker discovered with the pot, both in excellent condition. The pair of pot and striker........................................
SOLD

 

 
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