GLASS MOLD & REDWARE BUST OF LINCOLN MADE FROM GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD CLAY

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Made by Henry or Charles Speese (Speese & Son Potters, Seminary Ridge) of Gettysburg, circa 1885. Molded bust of Abraham Lincoln, unglazed; measures 4” x 5 ¼”. Raised bust and frame with inscription, “LINCOLN” pressed into the clay. On reverse is “GUARANTEED CLAY FROM GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD”. These miniatures were described in advertisements as, "made from material taken from the most historical portions of the field, they are themselves relics”.

With this comes a thick glass mold used to make a similar Lincoln bust. Acquired from the Speese family collection.  [jet]

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