January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


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A Lock of George Washington's Hair

framed display of a substantial lock of George Washington's hair, under print engraving of a George Washington medal, engraved by Alexandre Tardier (French, 1756-1844) after a painting by Houdon, printed note verso indicates there was an original note that states, "the lock of Washington's hair belonged to my great grandmother Mrs. Andrew Robeson, born Mary Allen, daughter of Zachariah Allen of Providence, R.I., who as a child sat on Washington's lap when he visited Providence. It was inherited by my aunt & then came to me, so it has never been out of the family.", brass frame with custom mat, 10 x 7 in., with a newspaper clipping regarding Dr. Joseph E. Fields, "one of the nation's foremost collectors of valuable manuscripts..."

Note:

Dr. Fields was the founder and first president of the Manuscript Society.

Provenance:The Estate of Dr. Joseph E. Fields, Williamsburg, Virginia

Condition:

some toning to engraving and cream paper mat, scratched and wear to frame

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,900
01/26/2019

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