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    Rare Large Union Porcelain Works Pitcher, With Bill Nye And The Chinese Gambler, And Uncle Sam
    From the Bret Harte story. Nye, in western-style garb, attacks Ah Sin, the Chinaman, with a large Bowie knife, "U.P.W." monogram in end of barrel on Uncle Sam side. A famous and sought-after item, made c. late 1860's, when railroad construction brought a flood of Chinese labor, with attendant social conflicts, to the American West. Auction records to over $10,000. Display condition is excellent, with some minor professional restoration. One fine old hairline crack on bottom. A most impressive, massive piece, height 9 3/4".


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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