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Price Realized: $5,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2486 Lot 222
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Hare, C.S. America's Independence when Cemented by the Blood of Heroes . . . was Established in 1776. Manuscript calligraphic display, 32 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches; closed tears and separations at folds, substantial edge wear, 6-inch area of lower right corner restored in facsimile affecting part of one letter, the whole skillfully mounted on acid-free paper. Np, circa early 19th century
Estimate $600 - 900
The inscription reads in full "E Pluribus Unum, America's Independence when Cemented by the Blood of Heroes and Ennobled by the Sacrifice of Martyrs and Heroes was Established in 1776 on an Everlasting Foundation by most Unparalleled Exertions of Wisdom and Valor." We can find nothing on the creator, C.S. Hare. This piece was offered for sale in the 1877 Americana catalogue of Amsterdam dealer Frederik Muller, item 564, where the date was given as "about 1815." It arrived at Swann from a consignor in the Netherlands, where it presumably had remained from 1877 until now.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,500