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    Zachary Taylor: Exceptionally Choice Reverse on Glass Image. Displayed as issued in its original thermoplastic-type frame. There were two widely used reverse on glass images of Taylor, the other being a profile, probably by the same maker. One finds them set into such varied items as change purses, plaques, and even a massive press bill of lading holder. One characteristic shared by most is paint flaking, ranging from modest to severe. Apparently, their manner of manufacture left these portraits extremely vulnerable to moisture. The present example is one of the finest we have seen, with no flaking whatsoever. There is a "foggy" area on Taylor's coat, but the paint is clearly visible through it, and it does not detract. The oval itself is 2.375" x 2.75", the frame 4.25" x 4.625". For strictest accuracy, we note several trivial edge chips on the frame.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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