Historical Autographs, Medals, Maps, and More From Early American History AuctionsJan 23, 2021 12:00 EST
Indian Peace Medals were made to commemorate friendship or peace between early European settlers and Native American tribes. These medals were awarded to Native American chiefs by the federal government. By the time the United States was officially established, this trend was so important that peace medals were issued by almost every American president through Benjamin Harrison (who took office in 1889). A silver Martin Van Buren Peace Medal from 1837 is highlighted in the upcoming Early American History Auctions event. One side of the medal displays Van Buren’s bust, facing to the right. The other side shows two hands shaking below a tomahawk and peace pipe.
Another highlight of the sale is a Herculaneum Creamware portrait plate. A Liverpool-based company, the Herculaneum Pottery Company existed between 1793 and 1841. The company was known for its transfer-printed pottery and bone china porcelain. The available piece, made around 1800, bears the commemorative portrait of James Madison, the fourth American President. This upcoming auction also features a hand-colored western America map, a Revolutionary War-era musket, and a document signed by Thomas Jefferson and David Rittenhouse. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (80), Decorative Arts (33), Collectibles (197), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (116)
# of Lots:311
Price Range:$150 - $28,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|1837 Silver Martin Van Buren Indian Peace Medal, PCGS Certified GENUINE EF|| Estimate: |
|c 1700 Handcolored Engraved Map of Western American with California as an Island|| Estimate: |
|UNIQUE - James Madison Herculaneum Creamware Portrait Plate, Not Listed in Arman|| Estimate: |
|Rare Revolutionary War Period Use American Assembled Flintlock Musket|| Estimate: |
|1943 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Signed 1st Edition Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography|| Estimate: |