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    Sale 2486 | Lot 166
    Price Realized: $2,375With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 166

      (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

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      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."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,375