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Shaker Commemorative Engraved Copper Sundial

Auction:
2509
Lot:
551
Sold for:
$563$475

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

Description:

Shaker Commemorative Engraved Copper Sundial, William L. Lassiter, 1940, the plate inscribed with Roman numerals, bears the inscription "Put Your Hands to Work and Give Your hearts to God, Mother Ann Lee"; "Commemorating the Existence of the SHAKER Society founded in the wilds of Niskeyuna in Albany County, N.Y.," the axis inscribed "Sister Tabitha Babbitt (1794-1858) of the Shaker Settlement at Harvard, Massachusetts Inaugurated a New Industrial Era, by the Invention of Cut Nails and of the circular Saw/The Original Saw is in the New York State Museum at Albany/(signed) William L. Lassiter Del, 1940," ht. 7 5/8, dia. 13 7/8 in.

Note: William L. Lassiter (1896-1977) was a scholar, author, collector, and curator of Shaker artifacts.
Estimate $300-350

Keywords

William L. Lassiter, SHAKER Society, Ann Lee, Tabitha Babbitt, Albany County, William L. Lassiter Del, New York State Museum, scholar , author, collector, and curator, Harvard, Massachusetts, Shakers, Sundial, Time

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