Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison: Bisque Figurines Balance Beam Toy Scale. One of the "hoariest" of campaign slogans is "Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting." This is no better illustrated than with the classic Cleveland and Harrison bisque figurines. Each candidate is portrayed as a baby held suspended in an American flag diaper. They are made of bisque and hand-painted in natural colors. The figures are accompanied by a wooden beam balance that can be adjusted so that the candidate-of-choice can outweigh his opponent. Dating from 1888 or 1892, this remains one of the most popular and enduring campaign knick-knacks. Examples typically are damaged or missing components. This one is complete is all respects and essentially flawless. From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 660

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Dec 3, 2016 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 June 8 - 9 Books Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search