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    Abraham Lincoln: Photographic Porcelain Cup & Saucer. Thick cup measuring 3.5" tall x 3.75" across. The front of the front has a sepia tone photographic transfer of Lincoln directly on the porcelain surface, after the Brady $5 bill pose. There is gilding around the portrait, on the lip, a band of gilding around the interior and additional gilding on the handle, all against a blue background. It is accompanied by a matching 6.25" saucer. No markings, save for an incised number 17 on the bottom of the saucer, but definitely of European origin, perhaps French or German. Normal wear to the blue ground and gilding, not affecting the portrait. Likely issued sometime around 1865. We detect no defects or repairs.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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