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    James Monroe: Extremely Rare and Sought After Portrait Mug with His Name Spelled "Munroe". Certainly one of the most iconic of early three-dimensional political/ presidential items. The curved handle is attached to the side opposite the portrait, while a charming patriotic eagle transfer graces in each side. A matching version for John Quincy Adams is also known, suggesting that this cup may date from the transitional period in 1825 when Adams had been elected to succeed Monroe. This is the example from the legendary Kenton Broyles Collection, and the plate specimen from Hake's 1789-1916 volume, page 17, number 3001; it is in beautiful condition. Heritage was privileged to handle another example in our April 2004 Americana auction, where it drew fierce bidding before selling for $21,846. Height 2.625", diameter 2.875". Choice condition, with no restoration or repairs. An important opportunity for the serious collector of early political display items.

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