Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894). An inverted Clemens sand bottle with an American spread-winged eagle underneath a flag of forty-two stars on one side, the other having a nautical scene showing sailboats with American flags in the foreground and a clipper ship and steamship in the background, all on a choppy sea, decorated with layered, colored sands in geometric patterns; oah. 6.25 in.
This bottle was gifted to the consignor's grandmother, Lela Wetzel, when she was 12 years old in 1916 from a woman named Mrs. Kidd in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. In a handwritten note on the bottom of the bottle, Wetzel notes that Mrs. Kidd purchased the bottle at the first world's fair (the World's Columbian Exposition).
Original label is not present but wax seal is present and stable.
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