Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 239

239: Mass of Copper Coins from Shipwreck 239: Mass of Copper Coins from Shipwreck

Mass of Copper Coins from Shipwreck

Corroded, oxidized and melded together.
Originally in a fabric or leather bag which presumably disintegrated, resulting in the present shape
H. 7 _ in. L. 9 _ in.

Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey

Estimate: $400 - $800

James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.

Price Realized: $4,030