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    Henry Clay: Handsome Signed Desk or Mantel Accessory. 6 1/4" carved bust of Henry Clay mounted on a variegated purple marble plinth with basalt base. The three-dimensional bust, in the round, shows the Great Compromiser at the height of his fame. It measures 3" high and has natural age cracks and mellow toning. It is signed "CW" on the left rear shoulder. We attribute this to Charles Cushing Wright (died 1855), the most celebrated medallist of his time, famous for producing Henry Clay U.S. Mint medals. The signature closely resembles that seen on the George Washington portrait plaster offered by Stack's-Bowers as lot #2076 in their March 2014 Baltimore Sale. A lovely, one-of-a-kind artwork.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
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