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November 19, 2022: Premier Americana - Day Three

Sat, Nov 19, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 2112

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON / FRANKLIN PIERCE PATTERN WHITE HOUSE WINEGLASS COOLER / RINSER

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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UNITED STATES PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON / FRANKLIN PIERCE PATTERN WHITE HOUSE WINEGLASS COOLER / RINSER, colorless lead glass, deep form with two spouts, finely engraved with a spread-wing eagle perched on an American shield above a banner lettered "E Pluribus Unum", the design based on the Great Seal of the United States, a flowing grapevine surrounds the remainder of the body, truncated cut broad flutes surround the base and the foot features cut-rays underneath. Reserve. Bakewell, Page & Bakewell, Pittsburgh, PA or the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works, Brooklyn, NY. 1837-1853. 3 5/8" H, 5 1/2" DOA rim.
Literature: See Spillman - White House Glassware, p. 41, fig. 9 for an identical example property of the White House.
Provenance: A Virginia private collection.
A previously unrecorded example recently discovered at a thrift store in Virginia.
Catalogue Note: Jane Spillman, American Glass curator at the Corning Museum of Glass published this pattern as first being ordered by Andrew Jackson from Bakewell, Page & Bakewell in 1827. She illustrates several other examples of the pattern indicating the service was added to by subsequent presidents up to and including Franklin Pierce. She specifically notes that wineglass coolers were ordered in 1837 and 1846. A compote in the pattern was published on page 37 of "Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House", a 2012 exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. The catalogue authors, William Allman and Melissa Naulin state the service was "probably purchased" by President and Mrs. Pierce in 1853.
Virtually undamaged with a single minute nick to the base edge; having some scattered light wear, some light interior scratching.