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Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens's Inkwell

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens's Inkwell, c. 1861-65, black painted tin with a glass insert, and a wooden wall mount with shelf and four small 6th Corps badges, well ht. 2 1/2, dia. 4 1/16 in.

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter F. Frazier and M. Prudence Fleck.

Note: On the bottom of the well is a note that reads "Taken from the desk of Vice President A. H. Stephens in Rebel senate chambers Richmond Va. at its capture Apr. 3. 1863".


Estimate $200-400

Some paint loss on outer tin case.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Vice President, Confederate, Alexander Stephens, M. Prudence Fleck, Peter F. Frazier, Rebel senate, A. H. Stephens