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    Zachary Taylor: Lithophane and Stand. Lithophanes are porcelain plaques with impressed designs, either decorative or historical. The designs have various levels of thickness. In natural light, the design is discernible in a monochromatic tone. When lit from behind, the image appears, giving the impression of a fine lithograph or engraving. We have seen examples for Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln. They are all quite rare. Most, if not all, were produced by KPM in Germany. This is the Taylor example, likely issued in 1848 for the presidential campaign. It is 6 1/4" x 8 1/4" and is mounted in a brass Gothic frame. This frame can be inserted in a marble and metal stand with a candle holder for illumination. Both components (frame and stand) are included in this lot. Taylor is depicted in military uniform, spyglass in hand, beneath an American eagle, wreath and flags, while a battle rages in the background. It is quite impressive!

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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