Old Politicals Anniversary Auction #10
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/11/2011

Scarce and very likely a rare full color Taylor snuff box variation of the known sepia toned version. This full colored miniature painting on the dark lacquered box is a wonderful example. This exact design, also in color, has been seen on a cigar case at auction. We believe this full color variation last sold at a public auction in the hobby almost 20 years ago but cannot recalled seeing another example since that time except on a cigar case. Some light toning around the edges which gives it a rather pleasing halo effect and a roughness at the bottom where his name would have appeared. There is also a small chip in the box at the extreme edge about 2 o'clock and an even smaller one at the extreme edge about 8 o'clock. The black lacquer has a nice luster shine. The "feel" of the box is firm with none of the frailness often associated with many boxes from this era. Overall a fine appearance with the central hand-painted portrait having a dramatic presentation. Rarely does this design come to auction and the likelihood of another appearing would seem remote. About 3 5/8" in diameter. The sepia image from the reference book "Running for President" is shown for comparison purposes only. The cigar case example of this design mentioned above sold at auction for almost $4,000. Estimate: $2,000-3,000
Stunning Full Color Zachary Taylor Papier-mâché Portrait Snuff Box in UniformStunning Full Color Zachary Taylor Papier-mâché Portrait Snuff Box in UniformStunning Full Color Zachary Taylor Papier-mâché Portrait Snuff Box in UniformStunning Full Color Zachary Taylor Papier-mâché Portrait Snuff Box in Uniform
Stunning Full Color Zachary Taylor Papier-mâché Portrait Snuff Box in Uniform
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Minimum Bid: $995
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,798
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, March 11, 2011.

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