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Fine Andrew Clemens Inverted Sand Bottle with Nautical Scene

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).

Condition:

Original label is not present but wax seal is present and stable.

Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$108,000
10/06/2018

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