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Anti-Jeff Davis Carved Civil War Folk Art Pipe

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Anti-Jeff Davis Carved Civil War Folk Art Pipe

Lot 0118 Details

Description
American, ca 1862. Folk art pipe with patriotic carvings and a condemnation of Jefferson Davis. Basin has central spread winged eagle and unfurled American flag. Stretching around the underside from both rims is a banner having cursive text in low relief, reading The star spangled banner in triumph shall wave/ O'er the land of the free and Jeff Davis' grave. Around the faceted stem are the initials D.G/ J.N.H./ J.H, as well as a vine with cluster of grapes; lg. 2.25 in.

Provenance: Estate of Jan Sorgenfrei
Condition
Heavily worn, especially on the flag area. Age crack extends through stem section. All carvings smoothed and worn from use.
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Anti-Jeff Davis Carved Civil War Folk Art Pipe

Estimate $400 - $600
Jul 13, 2013
Starting Price $200
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0118: Anti-Jeff Davis Carved Civil War Folk Art Pipe

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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Fine and Decorative Art
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 23%

Lot 0118 Details

Description
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American, ca 1862. Folk art pipe with patriotic carvings and a condemnation of Jefferson Davis. Basin has central spread winged eagle and unfurled American flag. Stretching around the underside from both rims is a banner having cursive text in low relief, reading The star spangled banner in triumph shall wave/ O'er the land of the free and Jeff Davis' grave. Around the faceted stem are the initials D.G/ J.N.H./ J.H, as well as a vine with cluster of grapes; lg. 2.25 in.

Provenance: Estate of Jan Sorgenfrei
Condition
...
Heavily worn, especially on the flag area. Age crack extends through stem section. All carvings smoothed and worn from use.

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