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ARTIST/MAKER:Medallic Art Co.
RELATED PERSON:The New York Public Library
MEDIUM: Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth, silk
DIMENSIONS: case: 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 11/16 in. ( 9.8 x 9.8 x 1.7 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
MARKS: Inscription: case lid, inside, center: "Medallic Art Co./New York"
DESCRIPTION: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing double-faced head with elderly sage looking downward representing learning and wisdom, at left, and upward-looking youth reflecting hope through aspiration to knowledge, at right; legend above: "EX SCIENTIA SPES" ("FROM KNOWLEDGE, HOPE"). Reverse shows sun emitting rays of light flanked by two classical columns adorned with fruit garlands; inscription below: "THE/NEW YORK/PUBLIC LIBRARY/1961." Black square cardboard fitted case with green silk velvet lining.
Gerhart Hauptmann bronze memorial medal (1957) with foundry name on back, sold with first edition of Nobel Prize winning Hauptmann's " The Sunken Bell; A Fairy Play in Five Acts," Tr., Charles Henry Meltzer, New York, Doubleday, 1899.
Three leather bound books of the works of Flavius Josephus, including Three Dissertations Concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just and God's Command to Abraham, Tr. William Whiston, Armstrong and Plaskitt, Baltimore, 1832.
Five French military watercolors by artist A. Robert from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) being offered together.
“Franc Tireur” refers to free shooters and mercenaries who fought with the French against the Prussians. Not part of the regular Army, they operated outside rules of War.
Franc Tireur des Ardennes
Belgium, near Luxembourg
Franc Tireur de la haute Loire
Central France in Auvergne, Rhône
Franc Tireur de la Seine
The Seine River from Paris to Rouen
An ordinary seaman and member of crew
Light infantry soldiers from French North Africa
“Portrait of my Wife” (1962)
Steel faced copper engraving plate done in conjunction with Philip Evergood’s oil painting, “Portrait of My Wife” illustrated in Kendall Taylor’s Philip Evergood; Never Separate From The Heart, available for purchase in Bookstore. Click below.
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The first successful humor magazine in America of cartoons, caricatures and political satire, founded in 1871 by Joseph Keppler, an Austrian born cartoonist who did many of its illustrations, two shown here. It came out weekly until it ceased publication in 1918.
Title: A False Move
T. J. & J. Mayer, factory, England, Staffordshire, Longport, Dale Hall
The cartoon refers to the 'Durham Letter', written by Lord John Russell on the threatened assumption of ecclesiastical titles by the Roman Catholic bishops. It has been much reproduced.
Prattware pot lid
circa 1850 — 1900
mid-late 19th Century; Victoria I
White earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print. Circular. On top of lid 'A False Move', inscribed 'Check to your Queen John.' and 'Pooh pooh your Bishop/is out of his place man.'; yellow leaf border inscribed at the bottom 'A FALSE MOVE'; black key plate.
transfer-printing; decoration; multicoloured
glazing (coating); whole; presumed lead glaze
white earthenware, moulded and decorated underglaze with a multicolour transfer print, black key plate
19th Century/early 20th, Korean patriarch ancestor portrait, shown seated wearing ornately decorated robe and pearls.Gilt framed and museum archival matted.
Mark Twain's collected works, authorized uniform edition, 1909-1916, 24 volumes, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, authors national edition.
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19th century British brass and wood barrister’s legal scale of justice.
WWII Zenith Trans-oceanic Wave-Magnet used in Second World War effort with original booklet as to wave lengths.