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9900 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SLIP DECORATED WIDEMOUTH JUG
, c. 1750, 4.5" X 4.5", brown slip decorated small pitcher [jug] with green and ivory decorative trim with handle, really nice and in excellent condition. Very fine..........................................
$149.00




9901 - PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SLIP LARGE WIDE MOUTH JUG/PITCHER
, 5" X 5.5", c. 1770, brown slip covered wide mouth pitcher/jug with handle, black and yellow decorative trim, from an old New York Collection, condition is very fine, large and impressive........................
$175.00



9903 - WIDE MOUTH SLIP DECORATED COOKING POT
, Late 18th Century, 6" X 7.75" overall, wide mouth cooking pot with handle, brown slip with yellow decorative trim, interesting interior showing the rolled clay impressions, Eastern US, fine, minor abrasions to slip coating, otherwise quite nice with no fissures of any kind.......................................
$150.00

9904 - LARGE TAVERN PITCHER C.1760, 8" X 10.5" overall, Pennsylvania red ware tavern pitcher, a massive pitcher in brown slip with green and ivory decorative trim. Several areas where the slip is absent but the structure is solid and shows excellent honest wear as it should. This has been in our personal collection for nearly 20 years. This large size is rare on the market and we had only two tavern pitchers in our collection over the years........................................SOLD

9905 - COLONIAL SPANISH LOUISIANA, New Orleans, c. 1770 - 1790. A locally made liquor bottle, 3.25" X 6.0", dark brown slip coating to this locally crudely made bottle [slip ends at the base when poured], the spout is slightly crooked at an angle when fired initially. The old Collection # on bottom #210. Excavated in the Treme area of New Orleans in the 1980's and definitely dates from the Spanish period. Pottery this old is rarely found intact in city excavations. The previous collector stated it came from the area of Congo Square near the French Quarter. This has been in my collection for near 25 years. A rare New Orleans Colonial item..........................................$550.00


9700 - SUPERB LARGE PENNSYLVANIA REDWARE TAVERN PITCHER, a massive 8" X 10" red ware Pennsylvania slip nicely decorated tavern pitcher with handle. This circ 1750 Colonial pitcher we have owned since 1996 and it has been in our collection of Colonial pottery we are starting to sell. Originally owned by Robert Oswald, a noted collector of Early Americana whom we have known for over 25 years. Included is a letter of provenance from Oswald written in June 1996 offering it for sale to another collector for $525.00. Needless to say that would be a bargain on today's hot early Americana market. The colors are vibrant and it is free from damage usually associated with large pitchers of that period...one of a kind!............................................................SOLD



9702 - GERMAN REDWARE SMALL PITCHER, 1770
, 3.75" X 4.25", slip decorated German red ware, pinched spout, with handle. Green, brown, ivory colors to the slip. Ex. Oswald [2000], included is his old label denoting from a New York Collection, fine, slight slip abrasion in one small spot..............................................
$150.00




9704 - C. 1770 GERMAN RED WARE SMALL TABLE PITCHER
, 3.25" X 4.0", light brown slip with wide opening and a pinched spout, ivory circular designs, ideal for use as a table cream pitcher. Ex. Oswald with his old tag denoting coming from a New York Collection. Undamaged, very fine...............................................
$145.00

9705 - 18TH CENTURY EXCAVATED SMALL PITCHER, 3.75 X 4.25", a small red ware American made small pitcher excavated from an unknown 18th Century site with the catalogue #P41314 penned on the base. Obviously found in a dump site as it has the remnants of dark heat markings at the base with some residue from the soil baked on the side. It has a small chip in the lip but other than that remarkably preserved. Intact early pottery is rare to find through excavations.........................................$100.00



9707 - COLONIAL ERA WALL BOX
, 7" X 12", late 18th Century - early 19th Century wooden wall box that was used for holding candles and long stemmed ceramic pipes. Original crude nails with no modern repairs we can see. The wood is a hardwood such as maple. Nice even wear with no damage.....................................................
$175.00


9708 - COLONIAL ERA WALL BOX
, 5" X 14", late 18th Century - early 19th Century wall box. A massive box made from pine stained bark brown. A small utility drawer with ceramic pull at the bottom. The box is all original with the original crude nails. There is a wear chip at the bottom left corner in the front. Popular for storing candles and long stemmed ceramic pipes. The box is made from crude hewed lumber...................................................
$165.00

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


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

9801 - ORNATE 18TH CENTURY TRIVET, 4" X 14", hand wrought iron trivet, fish tail handle with fleur de lis decorations on the inside of the frame. Has old white numbers on the verso T - 19714, which most probably denotes a Fort Ticonderoga fine as this is the type of markings Frank Kravic did on his finds. Condition is excellent.......................$275.00

9802 - COLONIAL ERA WALL HANGING KITCHEN FRAME WITH THREE COOKING IMPLEMENTS, [a] Wrought iron wall frame with three hooks for hanging utensils. The decorative trim resembles fleur de lis and the three hooks end in a nice fishtail design. [b] 4.5" X 14" hand held small cooking pan, handle has a nice fishtail end. [c] 13" iron tasting spoon, fishtail design. [d] iron spatula, 3" X 11", fishtail hook to handle. These date from the late 18th Century to the Federalist period. The total grouping of 4 items............................$395.00


6005 - 18TH CENTURY TWO TINED FORK, 6.25", plated two long tine fork with horn/bone handle secured by brass pins. Old label "A. B. Hutchins", seller states it originated from New Jersey. Early style 1760 - 1780................................................$75.00

5056 - FRENCH COLONIAL IRON DIPPER/SMALL COOKING PAN, 1750 - 1770, 5.5" with a 5" round dipper with a short handle, excavated in Lee County, Mississippi at a Chickasaw site in the 1960's, old collector tags still adhered to the side. A mid 18th Century French trade item to the Chickasaws which populated that area. The iron is in excellent condition and had been coated with a preservative many years ago. French traders imported such cooking items through Mobile and New Orleans..........................................$175.00

5113 - 18TH CENTURY TOOTH EXTRACTOR, KNOWN AS THE ENGLISH KEY, 5.25", iron straight post construction with hardwood handle. Right up to the 18th Century, the pelican or forceps were used to extract teeth by exerting lateral force on the tooth. By the early 1700's, the forceps were modified into what became known as the key of Garengeot. It was at first supposed that Garengeot had invented the key name for him (bent shall type of iron tooth key with molded stem and turned bone handle). However, the key was used prior to Garengeot's use and attributed to German origin. The instrument was far more efficient for extracting teeth and was in general use throughout the 18th Century and beyond. John Aitkin perfected the English key in 1771 which tendered the extraction of teeth easier and less liable to fracture the jaw, teeth, or gums.........................................................$295.00

3243 - FOUL WEATHER LOG BOOK, 8" X 11", marble-boarded covers, interior is a slate board within a wooden frame with lines etched into it where nautical notations were noted on deck in bad weather and then transferred into the ship's log. From an old 18th Century naval collection................................................$895.00

3244 - HUGE NAUTICAL DIVIDER, 13", constructed of iron, late 18th Century, map and chart divider, and brown patina. Using dividers and the latitude scale on your nautical chart, a sailor was able to measure distance in nautical miles..........................$125.00

3247 - LARGE WOODEN FID, 15.5", a fid is a conical tool traditionally made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in marlinespike seamanship. A fid differs from a marlinspike in material and purpose. A marlinespike is used in working with wire rope, may be used to open shackles, and is made of metal. A fid is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas, and the separate the "lays" (or strands) of synthetic or natural rope for splicing..................................................$145.00

3248 - WOODEN SEAM RUBBER, the seam rubber used to flatten the seams of the sail to prepare the seam of sewing. It was used after sewing to further flatten the seam to even out and reduce the tension on the seams. 18th Century, 2.25" X 8.0", wood shows nice actual usage.......................$150.00

3250 - SAILOR'S PALM, 18th Century iron forged sailor's palm used to stitch sails without sticking the hand with the needle. 4" in the original leather pouch. A sailor's palm was used in the repair and mending of sails. Essentially it protected the hand or palm of the sailor as he pushed an iron needle through the many layers of thick canvas to mend the sails. This is very early by the crudeness of the forge and stitching on the leather pouch, fine......................................................................$325.00

3251 - WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER, 1.5" X 4.75", made of carved whalebone, late 18th, early 19th Century. The seam rubber used to flatten the seams of the sail to prepare the seam for sewing. It was used after sewing to further flatten the seam to even out and reduce the tension on the seams. Extremely rare in whalebone........................................$350.00

3252 - IRON CAULKING TOOL FOR REPAIRING SHIP JOINTS, 6.5" forged iron caulking tool with bread head and flanged end used for caulking seams on sailing ships, late 18th, early 19th Century.....................................................................$149.00

3253 - BRASS CHART DIVIDER, 6", brass with iron tips, early 19th Century or possibly earlier. Using dividers and the latitude scale on your nautical chart, a sailor was able to measure distance in nautical miles. Very fine................................................$79.00

3254 - BOXWOOD BRITISH ARROW MARKED CHART MAP AND CHART RULER, 6" X 2" ruler designed to figure distances, miles, yards, kilometers, and a vertical British arrow bisects the ruler. Used to measure distances on charts and maps, late 18th, early 19th Century. Fine......................................$295.00

3255 - PARALLEL BOXWOOD HINGED RULER FOR NAVIGATION CHARTS, late 18th, early 19th Century. 12" overall, each rule 1", brass hinges. Parallel rulers are used to plot direction on a nautical chart. They are, essentially, two straight-edges hinged so that they maintain the same angle. By alternating the moving edge, and securely holding down the non-moving edge, you can move the rulers about the chart while still maintaining the same angle. Very fine..........................................................$135.00

3256 - BONE HANDLED KNIFE SHARPENER AND FID, 7" overall, bone handle, steel grooved shaft for sharpening cutler and could be used as a fid to use on smaller knots. Beautiful tone to the bone handle, early 19th Century or possible slightly earlier.........................................................$149.00


1830 - A MASSIVE PAIR OF MEN'S COLONIAL SHOE BUCKLES, 3" X 3", 8 sided buckles with a brass base with some plating evident, a matching pair the style used by fine gentlemen of the period. 18th Century. Deaccessed from the New Hampshire Historical Society years ago and sold by noted dealer Bob French to us. Very fine........................................................$165.00


1832 - PEWTER 18TH CENTURY EATING PLATE MARKED LONDON
, 7.75", recessed base, stamped LONDON with a crown emblem on the back. L. B. stamped on the front lip. Typical of a small plate that could have been carried by a militia soldier, good form to the pewter, old tone.................................................
$125.00

1833 - A PAIR OF FRAMED SATIN-STITCHED EMBROIDERED 18TH CENTURY FABRICS, A pair of satin stitched embroidered fabric with designs of a rose and flowers. 5" X 7" each, 18th Century, both framed in wooden frames, these date to the middle to the late 18th Century, nice for display..................................$100.00/the pair



1836 - COLONIAL ERA BRASS CANDLESTICK
, 6.75" high, 4" fluted base, spindle design to tube with tapered look. Old repair at base due to actual usage, otherwise fine, c. 1750 - 1770's.......................................................
$145.00


122422 - A COLLECTION OF FIVE DIFFERENT REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA BUCKLES EXCAVATED FROM VIRGINIA SITES, Knee breech buckles of different styles with an average measurement of .75" X 1", nice green patina to the brass buckles that date to the middle to late 18th Century. All excavated in Virginia sites. 5 different for.........................$50.00



9012 - PENNSYLVANIA WIDE MOUTH PITCHER
, c. 1750, 4.5" X 6.0", Pennsylvania German style red ware with attractive designs, honey brown glaze near perfect, wide mouth style with handle, a most attractive example..................................................
SOLD

A COLLECTION OF COLONIAL PERIOD CLAY PIPES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GEORGE NEUMANN

3276 - 1680 - 1700 CLAY PIPE, Overall 6" in total length with a more flared larger bowl slightly larger than earlier pipes. The bowl became larger as the price of tobacco  became cheaper by the turn of the 18th Century. The long 5" stem is unusual to find as most found are short "nose warmers." Ex - George Neumann Collection. Very fine.........................................$95.00



2212 - COLONIAL PAUL REVERE STYLE LANTERN
, c 1780 - 1820, 6" X 15" with looped tinned handle. The popular style often called the "Paul Revere" style due to the pierced tin construction to allow light out and inhibit the wind from blowing out the candle within. Early style with the tabbed bottom flanges holding the candle holder rather than the later soldered candle holder base. Complete with hanger ring. There is moderate oxidation to the tinned metal. Swinging hinged door. Overall very fine...................................................
$265.00

4000 - COLONIAL WOODEN FRAME CANDLE LANTERN, 5" X 10", four sided candle lantern with early hinged style door. Complete with four glass panes, original iron hanger, flat head nail used as a pull and latch. See similar example in "Antique Country Furnishings" by Neumann Page 78, Figure 314. Known as the "bowet" style, style 1760 - 1790, and nice actual wear to the wooden frame. Overall fine...............................................$325.00

A COLLECTION OF 18TH CENTURY COLONIAL BUCKLES

11094 - LARGE COLONIAL SHOW BUCKLE, 18TH CENTURY, 2.5" X 3.25", floral designs to face within groove pattern. Brass with silver plate. A matching pair with one buckle lacking plate, complete with keepers. Excellent. Typical of the wide buckles worn by men in the Colonial era............................$135.00/pair


11095 - COLONIAL BRITCHES BUCKLE
, 1.25" X 1.5", an ornate patinated buckle complete with keeper, very attractive, has some silver content if not mostly silver, nice.......................................
$95.00


11096 - MILITARY STYLE BRITCHES BUCKLE
, 1.25" X 1.5", German silver, with keeper, oval buckle with some ornamentation, very fine.......................................
$95.00


11097 - SILVER HALLMARKED KNEE BREECH BUCKLE
, 1.25" X 1", with keeper, small animal motif hallmark with "CD", silver buckle with the usual brass keeper, nice old patina..................................................
$125.00



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



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

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


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

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


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

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


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




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.

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


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

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


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


 

 
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