11-02-2018 11-02-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3165M Marlborough
November 2, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Federal Silver Eagle Plate by Charles Babbitt

Auction: Sale #3165M - 3165M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2018 10:00AM


Federal Silver Eagle Plate by Charles Babbitt, c. 1806, engraved silver eagle, marked in the center "OA/1806," maker-marked on the back "C. BABBITT" with a single wire loop, in a wooden frame, marked on the back "J.A.K. from Agnes Rogers Allen, Feb. 22, 1958/It Belonged to Frederick Lewis Allen, & hung for/many years in 121 E. 35th St, N.Y.C. Library," eagle ht. 2 1/8, wd. 2 3/8 in.

Note: Frederick Lewis Allen was the editor of Harper's Weekly and a noted historian. This probably belonged to his great-grandfather, Otis Lee Allen, or Otis's brother, Oliver. Charles Babbitt was a silversmith and important clockmaker from Taunton, Massachusetts.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

In very good condition with some light patination.

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.


Frederick Lewis Allen, Charles Babbitt, Agnes Rogers Allen, Oliver, Otis Lee Allen, Taunton