Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(SCULPTURE.) Milmore, Martin; sculptor. Parianware bust of Lincoln. Parian, 14 x 7 x 5 inches, signed faintly in mold "M Milmore"; varnished with minor wear. [Staffordshire?], circa 1865

Additional Details

Martin Milmore (1844-1883) was a well-regarded Irish-born sculptor from Boston whose bust of Lincoln was widely circulated. We don't know exactly when the present example was produced, but a clipped Boston Transcript advertisement in the files of the Lincoln Financial Foundation dated 5 December 1865 reads "Parian busts of President Lincoln. The best and most perfect likeness yet sent here, made from a cast by Milmore by the best modeller in Staffordshire--in three sizes."