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    Zachary Taylor: Exquisite Cameo Brooch. Old Rough and Ready is depicted facing left, in military uniform, on this gorgeous cameo brooch measuring 1 1/2" x 2". The detail and craftsmanship is outstanding. It is mounted in a gold frame with brooch attachment and descended in the family of Zachary Taylor. Consigned by the same family member who consigned our November 2010 cover lot, the half-plate Taylor daguerreotype, it is accompanied by a signed statement from the owner tracing its lineage. We suspect it was owned by the First Lady, Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor. We detect a very fine scratch or hairline in the background, to the left of the portrait, of no consequence. This is about as nice as it gets. Quality, provenance, historical importance... it has it all.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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