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Small Framed Reward of Merit with Bird Motif

Auction:
2468
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$889$750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Small Framed Reward of Merit with Bird Motif, America, 19th century, ink on card depicting a fanciful bird with the inscription "This may certify that James M. Hale is a fine scholar and learns well (signed) Louisa Wells," the reverse inscribed "J.M. Hale, born June 4, 18-5 Given him at the age of 5 or 6 yr. old.," (toning), 3 x 3 in., in a period brass frame.
Estimate $200-250

Keywords

J.M. Hale, James M. Hale, Louisa Wells, Wells

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