Decorative Arts

Longrifle by Hiram Clark, Hancock, Maryland

            Hiram Clark (b.1793) Hancock, MD T. Ketland & Co. lock, England Maple, iron, steel, brass, silver Overall: 55”, barrel length: 40”                       Hiram Clark apprenticed with George Rizer of Cumberland, MD until 1814. The oval cheekpiece inlay with an […]

Silver Bowl, Alexandria, Adam Lynn

Silver Bowl ~Faceted Touch Mark of Adam Lynn (1775-1835) Alexandria, Virginia Circa 1800 4 ¾” tall 6 ½” diameter   Commentary:  Adam Lynn’s work was of a very high quality and sophisticated in execution and design.  His engraving was also of exceptional quality.   His clients included Washington, Custis, Lewis and Alexander families among many other […]

Longrifle by James McCamant, Wellsburg West Virginia

                                            Longrifle Signed by James McCamant Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia Maple, iron, steel, brass Circa 1835 Length: 57″     James McCamant (b. 1777)  sired a generation of gunsmiths, first in Wellsburg West Virginia and […]

Eagle and Serpent Weathervane

American                                         Copper, later metal stand Late 19th century H: 33 1/2″; W: 30″ Unusual form of weathervane with nice patina. Ex-collection: John and Lil Palmer $7,500

Train Weathervane

                                                                            Train Weathervane Late 19th/Early 20th Century Copper, later wooden base Length: 30″ Sheet copper weathervane in the […]

Creamware Plate with Shield Eagle

                                        Liverpool, England Earthenware with lead glaze with applied transfer prints Dated 1802 10” diameter   Surrounding the eagle on this creamware plate are the words from Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address delivered March 4, 1801: […]

Creamware Jug with Political Cartoon, circa 1809

  Creamware with transfer print and traces of original gilding Attributed to Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England Circa 1807-1809 H: 8″: Diameter at bowl 6″. Ex: Teitelman Collection   While the majority of creamware jugs and bowls were decorated with portraits of famous individuals, ships, allegorical or historical imagery, a few featured political caricatures.  On one […]