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

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Lot 244

244: Engraved Copper Plate for Printing Currency 244: Engraved Copper Plate for Printing Currency

Engraved Copper Plate for Printing Currency

American, late 19th century
Engraved: ÒSTORE OF THE SAVAGE MANUFACTURING COMPANYÓ in denominations of twenty-five cents, fifty cents and one-dollar for bill prints.
9 _ x 14 1/8 inches

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

Estimate: $200 - $400

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: $1,984