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Cast Iron "Tammany Bank" and Fourteen Assorted Small Items

Auction:
2524B
Lot:
138
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2524B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2010 11:00AM

Description:

Cast Iron "Tammany Bank" and Fourteen Assorted Small Items, 18th-19th century, the "Tammany Bank" by Hall & Co., patd. Dec. 23 1873, with Boss Tweed in brown trousers, (usual paint chips, darkened color), ht. 6; a carved mahogany sandaled-foot snuff box, a miniature brass-mounted ceramic fire bucket with leather handle, a miniature brown-glazed pottery jug, a pottery bird figure, a toy wooden soldier and house, a small unopened oval lithographed cardboard box for "Dr. Brandreths" pills, a round lacquered snuff box with painted lithograph of a European general "B'n D.H. CHASSE," two pairs of spectacles, an engraved brass button, a small mother-of-pearl-handled sealing wax stamp, a small embossed brass and wood frame, an oval pottery plaque with black transfer image of Benjamin Franklin wearing his fur cap, a small wood framed mirror, and a small framed watercolor and ink optical illusion drawing of "COURTSHIP/MATRMONY," dia. 3/4-3 5/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Tammany Bank, Tammany Hall, Hall & Co., Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Brass instruments, Pottery, Snuff, Tobacco

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