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Sat, Sep 17, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1219

Important War of 1812 [Baltic] and Crew Remembrance

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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early 19th century, "Written Remembrance of the [Baltic] and Her Crew", executed by William H. Warner for James Merithero on board the ship [Baltic], in fraktur script with blue watercolor accents, eagle bearing "We Are One" at top center nestled among field of stars and flanked by sun and moon, other illustrations of sailing ships and American flags present throughout, written record of officers and crew, family births and deaths, starboard and port ("larboard") watch, several stanzas of poetry or song including partial lyrics for Come Loose Every Sail to the Breeze, framed, laid down on card, sight 12-1/2 x 18-3/4 in.

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The Collection of Mr. John B. Schorsch and Mrs. Marjorie H. Schorsch, May 1, 1981, sale 459Y2, lot 264; Property from the John B. Schorsch Collection


laid down on card, staining and toning throughout, light areas of foxing, rough edges commensurate with age, crease lines from folding with some losses at crease intersections, expected wear and losses at periphery, some ink bleed; vintage burlwood frame with wear commensurate with age