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Silver Commemorative Medal of the Completion of the Erie Canal with Original Box

Auction:
2482
Lot:
482
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Silver Commemorative Medal of the Completion of the Erie Canal with Original Box, designed by Archibald Robertson; engraved by Charles Cushing Wright, 1826, the obverse depicting the legend "Union of Erie with the Atlantic" above the figures of Pan and Neptune, a cornucopia, and a lighthouse and sea over "R. Del" and "W. SC;" the reverse depicting the legend "Erie Canal Comm. 4 July 1817 Comp. 26 Oct. 1825," over the New York State Coat of Arms, with a section of the canal on the left, and a sailing ship and distant view of the city on the right, over "1826," "C.C. Wright Sc" and "Presented by the City of New York" just below center design, dia. 1 3/4 in., accompanied by the original turned wooden box with interior labels inscribed "THIS BOX was made out of a piece of wood, brought from Erie in the first Canal Boat THE SENECA CHIEF" and "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK."
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Erie Canal, City, Union of Erie, Archibald Robertson, Charles Cushing Wright, first Canal Boat THE SENECA CHIEF, Erie, Pennsylvania, National Register of Historic Places in New York

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