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Calligraphic Reward of Merit

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1018
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Calligraphic Reward of Merit, America, 1869, depicting a stooped man wearing a swallow tail coat, top hat, and smoking a pipe, inscribed on a scroll "Awarded to/Miss Borden,/Most Improvement/in Writing/June 30, 1869," ht. 17 1/2, wd. 23 1/2 in.

Provenance: Robert Thayer, July 26, 1981.

Exhibitions: Why Not Learn to Write, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, January 29-March 23, 1975.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

borden, Robert Thayer, Sybil Kern, Archival science, Collections care, Culture, Evidence law, Humanities, Museology, Scientific method, Sybil, Terminology

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