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Winfield Scott's Mexican War Stirrups, Carte-de-visite, Silver Rosette, and a Book from His Library

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
126
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Winfield Scott's Mexican War Stirrups, Carte-de-visite, Silver Rosette, and a Book from His Library, c. 1840s-60s, iron stirrups with eagle rosettes on either side (one missing), a carte-de-visite of General Scott, a patriotic envelope with an image of the general, a silver horse tack rosette with an eagle and stars, and an 1849 printing of The Works of Flavius Josephus, marked on the inside "Gen Scott Library/No. 10."

Provenance: Former collection of Norm Flayderman and Donald Ball.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Spurs are in very good condition but missing one rosette, CDV has some light foxing and a flake on the left side, the cover of the book is detaching.


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Keywords

Norm Flayderman, Donald Ball, 1st millennium, Ancient Roman technology, Carte de visite, Jin dynasty, Josephus, Military personnel, Rosette, Stirrups, Visual arts, Winfield Scott