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Carved and Engraved Abolitionist Glass Seal

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1154
Sold for:
$444$375

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Engraved Abolitionist Glass Seal, probably second quarter 19th century, rectangular colorless glass seal portraying a kneeling female figure bound in chains with the legend "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister," probably created in response to the growing awareness of women's contributions to the abolitionist cause, and a companion to the similar and well-known "Am I not a Man" figure, ht. 1/2, dia. 1/2 in.
Estimate $100-200

Keywords

Abolitionism, Seal, Slavery in the United States

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