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    Abraham Lincoln: Period Staffordshire Pastille Box. 1.75" x 2.75" x 1.75". Soft paste porcelain patch or pastille box likely issued in early 1865. The lid has a high-relief bust of "Lincoln" against a violet-blue background. The bannerette containing his name is outlined in burgundy. The background is outlined in gold. The base has a raised design of tulips or bellflowers on one side. This same bust appears on composition vases and match safes. We have seen an almost identical example with a black background, indicating a memorial usage. This example likely was made prior to Lincoln's assassination and is quite attractive in its coloration. Excellent condition save for a tight hairline in one end of the base and normal glazing imperfections in the base.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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