Lot 564    

Boston Coin Silver Presentation Mug,
2007 SpringAmericana:Fine&DecorativeArts, June23
mid-19th century, having an applied handle and chased and repoussé vine-and-grape leaf scrolling decoration forming a cartouche with the bright-cut inscription, D. Fairfax Bush/from Donald McNeil Fairfax/1863. Struck on the cup bottom, Bigelow Bros. & Kennard/Pure Coin, most likely the retailer, and with the maker's mark, V.I.& B./Boston; 4" high, 6.3 ozt (196 g).

V.L. & B. was the mark for Vincent LaForme & Bros., Boston makers of "pure coin silver" hollowware. See Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, pp 243.

Donald McNeil Fairfax (1818-1894), the grandfather who presented this cup to his grandchild, was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.
Sold: $540.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Frederick Carder Steuben <i>Strawberry Mansion</i> Urn,
Lot # 381 - Frederick Carder Steuben Strawberry Mansion Urn,
designed by Frederick Carder, from an engraved Federalist Period goblet ca 1790 found in Painted Post, New York the summer of 1931 for presentation to Strawberry Mansion, a historic Philadelphia house restored in 1932, later produced by Steuben for sale; 13" high x 9.5" diameter at the top. > Item Details
Colorful <i>Rainbow Orchards</i> Trade Sign,
Lot # 459 - Colorful Rainbow Orchards Trade Sign,
American, early 20th century, in pine. A single arched board, both sides painted in red, yellow and blue bands with RAINBOW ORCHARDS H.W. JEWELL in block letters. Paint retains an oxidized, alligatored surface; 11.5" high x 47.5" long. > Item Details
<i>H.M.S. Revenge</i>, Marine Scene by H. Austin,
Lot # 203 - H.M.S. Revenge, Marine Scene by H. Austin,
possibly British, oil on canvas; signed and dated H. Austin, 1909 in the lower left. In a contemporary frame; 13.5" x 23.5" (sight), 18.5" x 28.5" (w/frame).H.M.S. Revenge, a steel armored battleship of the British Royal Navy, was built in 1891, participated in WWI, and was finally dismantled in 19... > Item Details
Queen Anne Drop-Leaf Tea Table,
Lot # 62 - Queen Anne Drop-Leaf Tea Table,
American, mid-18th century, having a maple top with two "D" shaped leaves; base is in cherry having scalloped ends and cabriole legs ending in broad pad feet. In an old refinish, retaining traces of black paint; 27" high x 35" long x 12.5" closed x 34" open. > Item Details
Cambria Clay Ohio Sewer Tile Planter,
Lot # 435 - Cambria Clay Ohio Sewer Tile Planter,
American, ca 1920; rectangular with bulbous feet and corners, all over stippled exterior surface with original drainage hole in center. One long side with raised medallion incised Cambria Clay Products Black Fork, Ohio with entwined CCP in center; 15" x 10" x 12". > Item Details
Boston Lincoln & Foss Partial Tea Service,
Lot # 504 - Boston Lincoln & Foss Partial Tea Service,
ca 1850. A creamer and covered sugar bowl in coin silver, both of ovoid form with hinged, lidded mask spout, applied handles of molded silver vines and leaves, and hinged lids with kneeling putti finials. Marked Lincoln & Foss/Coin Silver/W&G/Boston. 38.9 ozt. (1210 g). > Item Details
Yellow Ware Mocha Sugar Bowl,
Lot # 151 - Yellow Ware Mocha Sugar Bowl,
American, 19th century, probably Ohio Valley. A covered sugar bowl with wide slip band having blue seaweed decoration, the design repeated on the lid, 4.25" high. > Item Details
Queen Anne Easy Chair in Walnut,
Lot # 77 - Queen Anne Easy Chair in Walnut,
American, ca 1750 having a tall arched back, scrolled wings and arms above a seat with loose cushion and bow front; supported by cabriole front legs with carved knees ending in trifid feet; outward-flaring rear legs terminating in club feet. In an old dark finish; 19" seat height x 45.5" overall he... > Item Details
Pair of Derby-Style Porcelain Bocage Figures, Plus,
Lot # 480 - Pair of Derby-Style Porcelain Bocage Figures, Plus,
four articles, late 19th century, attributed to one of the Dresden houses. Includes a pair of bocage figures modeled as a shepherd and shepherdess, he in yellow and red hat, turquoise-lined pink coat and yellow chintz breeches playing the recorder, standing before a flowering tree, a dog at his feet... > Item Details
Chinese Carved-Ivory Figure, plus,
Lot # 473 - Chinese Carved-Ivory Figure, plus,
20th century. Figure of a lady of the court holding a chrysanthemum in her left hand and a pomander with eternal knot in her right, wearing robes carved with polychrome Chinese motifs and with a signature carved on her left sleeve. 13.5" high x 3.5" wide x 2" deep. Lot also includes a carved-ivory ... > Item Details
North African Equestrian Scene by Gean Smith,
Lot # 553 - North African Equestrian Scene by Gean Smith,
American, oil on canvas, signed and dated Gean Smith/15 in the lower right. In a gilt wood frame; 19.5" x 23.5" (sight), 23" x 27" (w/frame). Gean Smith (1851-1928) was born in New York, working in both New York City and Chicago until moving permanently to Galveston, Texas in 1923. His passion was... > Item Details
Staffordshire Blue and White
Lot # 173 - Staffordshire Blue and White "Wild Rose" Platter, Plus,
English, circa 1830-1850. A medium dark blue 18.5" indented "Wild Rose" platter and 10" flat rim soup bowl, unmarked. Various makers including Barker, Bell, Bourne, Fell, Meir, Middlesbrough, Read and Townsend. The platter depicts a rustic scene with a cottage by a bridge and two punts in the foreg... > Item Details
Queen Anne Drop-Leaf Table in Mahogany,
Lot # 64 - Queen Anne Drop-Leaf Table in Mahogany,
New England, 18th century, having a rectangular top with bowed ends and short half-round leaves; all with moulded edges. Supported by an apron with shaped ends and cabriole legs ending in pad feet; refinished; 27.5" high x 40" long x 13" closed x 39" open. > Item Details
Set of Four Marked English Pewter Plates,
Lot # 114 - Set of Four Marked English Pewter Plates,
English, Bristol, Richard Going (w 1715-1765); 9 6/16"-9 10/16". > Item Details
Chinese Jade Garment Hook, Plus,
Lot # 477 - Chinese Jade Garment Hook, Plus,
all 19th century. Includes a nephrite jade garment hook in the style of the Qing period, the head shaped like a cicada with protruding eyes, and the tail of the hook shaped like a mantis creeping upward towards its prey. The back has a projecting stud for fastening to the belt; 3.25" long x 1.25" hi... > Item Details
Two English Views Plates by Stevenson,
Lot # 171 - Two English Views Plates by Stevenson,
English, ca 1830-1850, by Ralph Stevenson, in medium dark blue, from the "Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series". Printed title Belvoir Castle in underglaze blue within a banner in a floral cartouche; 10" diameter. > Item Details
English Hepplewhite Batchelor's Chest,
Lot # 181 - English Hepplewhite Batchelor's Chest,
late 18th-early 19th century, in mahogany with oak secondary wood. A moulded top having stop-fluting and patera inlay with a pull-out writing surface; two equal width over two full width drawers below; all on a scalloped base with French feet. Refinished and with replaced brasses. 32" high x 35.5"... > Item Details
Federal Dressing Glass in Mahogany,
Lot # 312 - Federal Dressing Glass in Mahogany,
pine secondary wood, first quarter 19th century. The pivoting mirror with arched, pedimented frame, brass finial and turned supports is above a bowfronted case having three drawers; all resting on bun feet. In an old, mellow finish (possibly original); 22" high x 20" wide x 8.5" deep. > Item Details
Important Rhode Island Abolitionists Quilt,
Lot # 424 - Important Rhode Island Abolitionists Quilt,
ca 1850, likely to commemorate The Association for the Benefit of Colored Children that was located in Providence, Rhode Island. Entirely hand-sewn of cotton having alternating 2.5" squares of blue calico and natural cotton, framed within multiple borders of identical fabrics. The natural cotton s... > Item Details
Five Pieces of Etruscan Majolica, Plus,
Lot # 523 - Five Pieces of Etruscan Majolica, Plus,
American, ca 1880, by Griffin, Smith and Hill of Phoenixville, PA. Includes a "Cauliflower" pattern teapot with early impressed GSH monogram and E13; 5.75" high; together with a "Wild Rose" cream jug with impressed GSH monogram and E3; 4.5" high; a basketweave and wild rose covered sugar bowl marked... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: