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Andrew Clemens Patriotic Presentation Sand Art Bottle

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3500TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 13, 2020 12:00PM


Andrew Clemens Patriotic Presentation Sand Art Bottle, McGregor, Iowa, c. 1885-90, with eagle, flag, and dedication to Dr. Prosper Harvey Ellsworth "From Two Friends" above an outstretched hand and a mortar and pestle, decorated throughout with geometric and abstract designs, with label affixed to underside, ht. 7 1/4 in.

Provenance: By descent in the family of Dr. Ellsworth.

Literature: Roy Sucholeiki, The Sand Art Bottles of Andrew Clemens, 2015, pp. 80, 85, figs. 7.23 and 7.24, the bottle, its recipient, and the Ellsworth family are illustrated and discussed.

Note: According to Roy Sucholeiki, "Prosper Harvey Ellsworth... was born in 1838, and was a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1860. He was a surgeon in the 106th Illinois Volunteer Infantry before moving to Hot Springs [Arkansas] in 1866." He and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Van Patten "were prominent citizens of Hot Springs.... He was an organizer and the first secretary of the Hot Springs Medical Society."
Estimate $50,000-75,000

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Sarah Elizabeth Van Patten, McGregor, Harvey Ellsworth