Old Politicals Auction #29
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/28/2019

Tin disk is about 13 ¾” x 11” and appears to have been framed in an oval frame at some time in the past. This is a well-executed painting on tin and in our opinion was done by an accomplished artist. No signature can be found on either front or on the reverse. Has darkened with age. Crazing of the paint around the portrait but is not as evident on the portrait itself except for the hair. We believe this tin painting could very well date to the time Webster was still alive (up to 1852). Tin alloys have been around for thousands of years. Depending on the percentage of tin used it could make bronze, pewter and brass just to name a few. The reverse has a few places that the underlying tin can be seen. We speculate this might be what is called punched tin-plated steel or also called pierced tin which use goes back to the Paul Revere era and earlier in America. Rare and unique item.
Daniel Webster Portrait Painting on Large Oval Tin DiskDaniel Webster Portrait Painting on Large Oval Tin Disk
Daniel Webster Portrait Painting on Large Oval Tin Disk
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Minimum Bid: $450
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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